I added an extension to Google Chrome that audibly reads text from any document or website. As my deadline approaches at midnight tonight, I’m listening to White Hell for the final round of edits.
Listening not only goes faster, but also allows me to focus on the poetry: missed words, poor phrasing and pacing. Not something I can accomplish with a spell checker or grammar wizard.
I find comfort that I laugh at some of the scenes and flinch at others. I wrote the words, but they still surprise me.
Wish me luck as we tick toward midnight.