Happy Monday, everyone! I’m deep into edits, and for all those who are editing, I thought I would share this Tumblr favorite. It never fails to make me laugh (which is the main reason it gets a prominent place on my cork board above my desk!)
Which face best expresses your current editing mood? I think Mike’s somewhat dazed and confused face gets the vote for me; often times I dive right into edits from drafting and it feels like being dropped in a bucket of ice water. I go from on Cloud 9 to a jungle of mechanical tools waiting to be unleashed on the beauty I’ve just splashed all over the page. Say, what?
Later on, when I’m more sobered from my dances on Cloud 9, my face gets more like Sulley’s. I realize just how awful some of my stuff was, and how complicated it’s going to be to fix it. Then I scream in terror at the screen.
Then, in the third stage where things are finally starting to come together, I get Randall’s snooty face as I sit and ponder the big picture of my book and explain it to myself in very scientific sounding tones. Yes, yes, I say, this is grand. It is a big picture of the complexity of life and beauty and love.
I wish, right?
I think all of us can relate to all of these three faces at one point or another. That’s the beauty of being a writer; there’s always someone, somewhere, in this big, big, world, that gets it. And this picture is just one particle of proof.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you on the next ship in!
Tell me in the comments below: Whose face gets the vote for your current editing/writing mood? Sulley, Mike, or Randall?