Writer’s Whack-a-Mole

Last week I re-read Book 2, looking for any last minute corrections to the Page Proofs.

It seems that every time I get one verbal tick under control, another one crops up. In this book I’ve decided that people sigh too often.

Now to be truthful, I sigh a lot. One of my editors once told me that a sigh was a sign of deep emotions, but I don’t see it that way. Sighs are for tiredness, for irritation, for mild amusement, for weltschmerz, for a whole league of emotions, many of which are mild…

My characters aren’t going to stop sighing any time soon….I just need to remember to use other ways to say that.

And if I get that right in Book 3, then I’ll probably have some other problem crop up!


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