Just a little ditty I made up tonight to honor my crit buddy. We are so like-minded, yet so different...only God could have brought us together. :) Here's to you.
My novel whittles down.
“Cliché,” she comments. “Purple prose,” she remarks.
My novel tightens up.
“I was riveted.”
I become more confident as a writer.
“Love this analogy! Great imagery!”
I work harder to think of another one.
“Consistency alert! Consistency alert!”
My novel makes more sense.
“Add a beat; lose the passive voice.”
My novel becomes more readable.
“SO much tension! SO good!”
I look for where I can add more.
“THIS IS AWESOME! More awesomeness!”
I smile and feel proud.
My novel becomes more about my characters than me.
“Trust the reader. They’ll remember.”
My novel becomes more respectful.
“Love their exchanges!”
I look forward to writing the next one.
“I’ll be your biggest influencer when you’re published.”
I think my dream will become reality.