I don't just like beautiful description... I like any kind, as long as it's visceral.
By that, I mean it hits you deep down. Like, any *good* vomit reference should make the reader feel a little queazy.
Okay, my CP's know this already... but there's always at least one vomit reference in the stories I write.*
'Brake Fluid' has... oh, more than a few. One of my favourites is:
Another crumpled twenty went in Triss’ pocket when Jaymin didn’t make it to the sink and yakked a swirl of vodka and cheesies into an ugly potted fern.
...the word 'swirl' really sells this line for me... especially since cheesies have such an amazing chemical-orange-vibrancy. The precision of the image is what I like... the visual of a chemical-orange-liquid-swirl.
But it's not just vomit references that I take the time to choose a perfect concoction of words. So far, Chapter 14 has a few lines like this:
The words boil out in a liquid blubber
Only the high pitched laugh that scratched out of my chest like a spooked alley-cat.
I knuckle away the tears, shove my nose into my shoulder and wipe my face clean of snot and drool.
...well, there are more, but they're too spoiler-ish to post. Obviously they still need tweaking... but I like the bones of them, the precise combinations of words.
Honestly, I think I take more pleasure in writing lines like these... ones that hit the 'ick' button, rather than the flowing, perfectly crafted lines that are beautiful to read.
...and I think it's probably a very good thing that I don't write love/sex scenes.
What kinds of description do you enjoy writing? Do you find some kinds are harder than others?
*Don't ask me why, I swear, it's not even on purpose... it's like they just slink in there when my brain is occupied elsewhere...