Monday, January 05, 2009

oh, how my eyes hurt

How much longer can I stare at this manuscript? ::weeps::

12 comments:

Pamala Knight said...

Is it yours? Or work related? Both situations have the potential to cause the angst implied in that heading, but I was just wondering if someone else's prose is the cause of your misery. Take a break, please.

moonrat said...

someone else's. i love to edit, but you can only do it for so long before your brain goes kaput :( so deadlines aren't very nice on your eyes.

Merry Monteleone said...

Egads, moonie, I thought the only person weeping over my revisions would be me... crap, yet another thing to worry about with submissions.

Feel better, Moonie... and on a brighter note, the finished product will make you weep with pleasure - I have faith in you.

Crimogenic said...

The ugly duck will became a beautiful swan, just keep repeating after me.

Miriam S.Forster said...

Here, I give you a sympathy pat.

*pats gently and sympathetically*

Maybe that will help...

Kim Kasch said...

This is the editorial A. Police: "Step away from the computer."

Take a break. Eat a bar of chocolate, take a hot bath, anything but reading. You deserve a break today, so get up and get away.

Okay, now, I'm looking over my shoulder for the corn police.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

I am in the midst of a crush of slush, so I'm with ya, Moonie. I'm with ya.

BJ said...

When editing on the computer starts to give me eyestrain, I go to hard copy for awhile. The change is good, even if I have to input the edits after the fact. After all, you don't have to study the screen as much if you already know what you're typing.

Editing from hard copy also relieves the shoulder stress and eyestrain of getting your face real close to the screen. You can actually move the page to a comfortable distance easier than contorting your neck to see the monitor.

magolla said...

Bummer.
Been there--when I've judged contests. Have you reached the point when an icepick through the eye would be considered pleasant? If yes, then it's time for a break.
Uh, if this the MS of the overwriter in the previous post, and you were the one to buy this MS--then I don't have much sympathy for you.
Sorry, but you knew what kind of work it would take to 'fix' this MS and you still bought it!

writtenwyrdd said...

I imagine your brain would either tend towards the flatline, I can't see anything but a blur OR go hypercritical, depending on mood!

when I beta read, I find the hypercritical gets going. Never done editing, though.

moonrat said...

you guys are so sweet! everyone's looking after me.

:)

Joseph Lewis said...

Try wearing an eyepatch on one eye, and when the other eye gets tired of reading you can switch the patch. This way, you'll only have one tired eye and the other one can catch a few Zs!