You know exactly what I'm talking about -- the purple prose that you swore was the most beautiful thing to hit the blank page. Until someone else read it and spat out his coffee. Or you approached an editing session with an unusually clear mind.
You all have them. And I'll bet a lot of them still exist in dusty first drafts tucked away somewhere.
Dig 'em out. Stick 'em in the comment box.
Because I've got Christmas Things to do and can't afford the time to do an in-house crit. So let's make each other laugh instead.
Or maybe we'll make each other FEEL BETTER instead. As in, wow -- you mean OTHER people write cloying, unintelligible schlock, too??
Of course, I have Mr. Authoress to thank. He is merciless when it comes to Authoress's Profoundly Bad Sentences. I have to listen to him recite them again and again. And again.
Have at it. Mine will be first. It's Mr. Authoress's all-time favorite.