I don't know about the rest of you writers out there, but I have this thing where in order to do a true rewrite, I have to make myself forget everything I wrote before. Otherwise, I end up falling into the same ruts I was stuck in when I realized I had a problem. And those turns of phrase I once thought were clever (but later realized were lame) will continue to pop up. Bleh.
I wish I had an eraser for my brain. Or, like the poster said yesterday, I wish I could go back in time and punch myself in the face so I don't make those mistakes in the first place.
And anyone who ever said that writing was easy? Yeah, I'd like to punch them in the face, too. Hard. Open a vein, my ass. I got a vein for ya right here, bud.
In better news, I did manage to get 888 words rewritten on chapter one and they don't suck so far. So that's something.
How's your work going?