Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'm a mind reader

I'm working on a new novel.

I just wrote the following:

Gerald's mother came out the next morning and painted over it but the words still showed through, pale pink on the white fence.

A year from now, a copyeditor is going to want to insert a comma after "it" (...painted over it, but the words...)

I know.

And I will agree.

But I won't like it.

Because I don't HEAR that comma.


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Of COURSE you're working again!!! Because you're a writer. And you're awesome. And many shades of brilliant.


Grier Jewell said...

Her copyeditor came out the next year and painted over it but her style still showed through...

Portia Pennington said...

I don't hear it either, and hearing is the only way I ever use a comma.

Linda Urban said...

I know exactly what you mean.