Reading Til My Eyes Bleed

Jan 24, 2011

I'm reading Devs out loud right now, trying to hone my sentences. It's completely exhausting, and it's taking much longer than I expected. So if I'm sparse on the blog this week, it's because I'm reading 'til my eyes bleed.


And yes, it's worth it. I've made so many tiny changes that I never would have caught otherwise, and the book is all the better for it.

Here's my favorite line of the day:

Lainey glared at him. "You’re better than this, Quinn."

"Maybe I am," he said. "But maybe, to make the world safe, I have to be worse than I am."

8 comments:

Porky said...

In a sense you can't put in too much work now. Just think of how wonderful it will be to know you went over the limits of endurance in the pursuit!

Melissa said...

Oh wow! That's a great line. Once I get edits back from my crit partners I really am going to consider doing this.

Kari Marie said...

Good luck with the read through. I like your fav. line of the day. :)

Abby Minard said...

Good luck!! What a great idea, to read it out loud. Most likely going to do that when I'm done with the first round of revisions!

Girl Friday said...

Ohh, I love that line :)

Angie said...

That is a good line. I have never tried reading aloud. The thought makes me break out in a cold sweat! It sounds like a good plan, though.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love that line!

Damyanti said...

Great going! I know you have the stylish blogger award already, but I just left you another one :D

Loved your blogfest, it was totally awesome, and very, very informative.

 
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