Yes, another "show don't tell" example.
OK, without Googling (don't you love using that as a verb), who knows where "Cherry Ice Cream Smile" comes from?
I was reminded of this in a song I listened to the other day. I'm thinking in lyrics it's even more important to "show don't tell". I sang this line a million times growing up, and somewhere in my mind an image was formed based on this description. Lush. Red. Delicious. What does it conjure up for you? And what a great example of something we can incorporate into our writing. It makes me hungry just thinking about it.
As for revisions, I've added in my necessary scenes so far this week. Now to go back and make sure scenes are long enough, descriptions are crisp and sensual enough, and all that other good stuff that is part of the unending phase we call "revisions".
I've cheated this week and written the last two days during the day (as opposed to my normal nighttime writing routine - well, actually, in addition to it). I'm sneaking in another day of writing today though tomorrow will be all marketing. And Friday I'm off somewhere external away from the WiFi to do even more.
At least these are my plans. What are yours?
I nabbed a photo from Beth Kephart the other day, finishing off my three photo spread (interspersed throughout) I plan to put up in my office. But actually when I look at the wall, I see there is room for four photos. Beth takes the most amazing photographs, so I'll be checking her blog daily to see what I can get.
Fun Emerald Tablet news - my son has been bringing it to class to read before school and during DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read). He was proud it was the longest book anyone was reading in his 2nd grade class, and yesterday while driving he even brought up how Gary can grow back his limbs (yes, you need to read the book to find out). Remember, we're talking an advanced civilization here.
One more note - my editor, Madeline Smoot, is running a fun series on her blog regarding explanations of Science Fiction and Fantasy. If you get a second, pop over and check it out. And ask a question of her in the comments. She loves getting questions.
Hope everyone is having a great week.