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Quick & Dirty

Yesterday, I rewrote (*shudder*) the entire opening scene for Chapter Three of Fay Grimmer, completely, from scratch. And it came to 1,964 words. Today, however, I have to begin trying to "edit" (retrofit, revise, whatever) the rest of the chapter – the original text of the chapter – attempting to save it, so I won't have to toss out ~8,000 existing words. Assuming the rest of Chapter Three can be saved, I've reached roughly the halfway mark in this stupid book.

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chris_walsh
Sep. 29th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Beat the book into submission! And hope the book's not a masochist enjoying it.

This is also a good, serious sign that you still care. Keep caring about the words you get out, whichever way you have to get them out. You've made a career out of caring. You can do it.

(Neil Gaiman could say this, but more inspiringly and with fewer words.)
greygirlbeast
Sep. 29th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)

And hope the book's not a masochist enjoying it.

Fuck, I hope not.

This is also a good, serious sign that you still care. Keep caring about the words you get out, whichever way you have to get them out.

It's not the words. It's certainly not the book. It's my career.
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