I Should Be Sleeping Like A Log

I’ll keep this brief.

For the past few hours I’ve been working on revisions for my manuscript and now my brain is broken. However, I think there are a few things that learned and I ought to write down before let my mushy positronic matrix rest for the night.

  1. Revision is so not the right word to describe what I’m doing with my first draft. I’m not revising anything. I’m rewriting. Thanks to Beth Revis for making such a clear distinction.
  2. I hammered out my first draft in three months and most of it is total garbage. The plot goes on more tangents than a calculus class.
  3. I cannot let myself get attached to the first draft. I have this tendency to get hooked to it–to try and make the fresh writing work around the crappy writing of the first draft. This is a bad idea. In the end I just get frustrated because I can’t force the old parts to work with the new.

Okay, that’s all. I need to hit Safeway on the way home and get some Extreme Chocolate Cookie ice cream. I think a serving of that frozen delight is the only thing that will make my brain feel better.

Talk to you tomorrow.


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