Tuesday, May 11, 2010


So, I finished rewriting my lost work. But I also lost character sketches which I'm not going to rewrite. 90% of chapter 3 is not crap but, whatever, it's on paper.

I think the most important thing, for me, is to just get it out. I often get hung up on the parts which are difficult to write or sound completely uneducated. However, if I can just get past that feeling of this is crap, this is crap, this is crap then I can rewrite it later.

This most important thing is to get it all out, right?

For Swimmer's Page a Day Challenge,

Stats: Day 6
Pages completed today: rewrote 1 page
Total Page count: 9
Notes: Beginning chapter 4


J. L. Jackson said...

I have a lot of unfinished work because I kept going back to revise and edit. It's important to get it written first. Don't go back and edit or revise. It will only give you grief.

Amy Jo Lavin said...

I have a hard time ignoring my inner editor. Last night, I felt like all I wrote was crap, so I went back this morning and what did I do? I worked on editing it, not writing another chapter!

Swimmer said...

Right! I do the same thing, right now I writing ok stuff but it will be awesome!

Mary McDonald said...

Congrats on the editing. Even if it's not new material, it's a necessary task and has to be done sometime, right?

ter@waaoms said...

I'm not a writer like you are but I have the same problem with my mind playing tricks on me and I can't get past that something isn't perfect and just get it done. That is something I'm working on now, trying to get things done, THEN perfect it. (and often times it turns out that the way you first did it was the best way anyway!)

J. Kaye said...

Yep...I'm on that hung-up phase now. It's important for me to just push passed it and worry about the details on the second draft.

Lemur said...

I actually just wrote a post the other day about re-writing being part of what keeps me from finishing my books. LOL! Guess it's not just me.

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