I’m still working on revising the manuscript of my first novel and this is how my eyes see it right now:
When the words of my manuscript make as much sense as the letters on an optometrist’s eye chart, I think it’s a sign that I need a break. So, I decided to write about something not related to novel writing. (I apologize in advance).
Recently, I heard someone use the phrase ‘You can’t put lipstick on a pig.” Though it’s a colorful way to say ‘you can’t make something it isn’t’, I have to wonder: how many people have actually tried to put lipstick on a pig just to prove it can be done? It seems like it would be a difficult task, with the thin lips, large snout and all. (If you Google the phrase “Lipstick on a pig”, there are some funny photo shop pictures). This got me thinking about variations of this phrase that never caught on:
You can’t put a dress on a bull. (I wouldn’t try this…would you?)
You can’t put eyelashes on a fish. (Poor fish. Would the lashes even stick?)
You can’t put ballet shoes on a moose and call him a dancer. (But he would be an instant You Tube sensation.)
Here’s the score: manuscript – 1, author – 0. Tomorrow is a new day. I may be down for today, but in the end I WILL get this manuscript submission-ready.
I think the content of this post is another sign that I need a break….a REALLY looooong break! If you’ve heard a funny phrase that made you laugh, please share…laughter is an excellent stress reliever!