I'm finishing up a revision. *sigh*
And I know you all know what I'm talking about. But strangely, the last thing I fixed was the most difficult.
I have an echo problem. (Echo problem. Echo problem.) LOL.
Really, I'm sure almost all writers have them. Anyway, I have a couple I'm working on, but one in particular that was troublesome was STOMACH.
I know, right? WHY? Well, I think it's mostly because that's where I feel many emotions the strongest. And I do use a lot of other things, but apparently STOMACH stands out the most. *sigh*
So, to fix it, I did a search for the word stomach in my manuscript, and changed a lot of them. And to come up with a different way to get the same effect, I went to The Bookshelf Muse's Emotion Thesaurus.
If you weren't aware of it, you need to check it out. Angela Ackerman has amassed a treasure trove of different ways to show numerous emotions (and settings and personality traits, too!).
The nice thing is, now that my STOMACH issue has made itself so annoying, I will probably be more aware of it and it won't be such a big issue in my next manuscript. Of course, something else will just take its place.
Like the word just. *sigh*
And sighing. o.O
What are your echoes? And how do you go about fixing them?