Boy, do they ever!
Friday night, our local (well, not so local for me) writing group met. We had a nice meeting and then several people wanted to read things for critique.
Now, I'll admit, this is one of the things that may not bother others, but it drives me nuts.
Check these sentences out.
She rolled her eyes at him.
She caught his eye.
Here's what I think when I see these sentences.
She rolled her eyes. Across the floor, like dice? Hope no one steps on them.
She caught his eye. Good thing she caught it...I'd hate for her to miss and it get lost in the grass.
Yeah, I know, these are common in our writing but really, can't we say it better somehow?
One of the readers read "The lake stood..." Really? It stood? How'd it do that?
A friend told me she once wrote, "She pulled the throw up over her shoulder." Ewwwww!!!
All this ranting to say, be careful what you write. Think about what you mean to say and then say it.
Now, go write something!!!
Oh...Monday I managed almost 1,200 words. I'm officially over halfway at a little over 42k.