"My plate is full, and the gravy's dripping over the edge."
My late husband used this saying when his schedule became unmanageable and overwhelming. He was one of the most descriptive storytellers I've ever met. His words flashed pictures in the listener's mind.
Does our writing have that effect on the reader? Can they see and hear the action? Describing ordinary occurrences in extraordinary ways perks up interest and involvement with the characters.
What are some favorite expressions that can be incorporated into your work in progress?