Happy Thursday Everyone,
Ever gone through your manuscript after a critique to edit and found that somehow you either left out a word, put in a wrong word, or somehow didn't manage to spell the word right?
Two good things about this:
1. You can take it out and fix the problem
2. You just might have a hilarious outtake on your hands.
(This is one of the reasons why it's important to edit your work before querying/sending it to an agent and/or editor!)
One such thing happened to me awhile back.
I had someone critique a manuscript of mine and I was going through one of the chapters and I came to this line:
I take out my eyes.
The note by it from the person critiquing the story read something along these lines: Neat trick. How she do that?
Oopsie! That was supposed to read:
I take out my keys.
I don't know why it read "eyes" but I laughed over it.
The good news is, not only did I laugh, but I fixed it so the sentence read "keys" instead of "eyes". No, it was not my intention to have that character take out her eyes. I don't know anyone (except weird creepy characters, like the Fates in Greek mythology) who can do that.
If you know how to take out your eyes, please don't tell me. However, I think you can take out your keys without grossing me out.
Have A Thrilling Thursday!