Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ha-HA, Take THAT

Take THAT you pesky manuscript.  I mentioned yesterday that I was hating the beginning of DLN.  Well, I sat down tonight with the goal of writing and rewriting until the damn thing was fixed.  And after several false starts and torn pages sent to the shredder, I think I've got it.  Yay me.

What it took was printing the damn thing out and then not looking at the pages while I hand wrote the new beginning I conceived.  Yes, I know.  I didn't have to waste pages to do that, but it's part of the process.  (Well, my process anyway.  I also do rewrites with a red pen, but that's me.)

And now, early as it is, I'm going to bed.  Here's hoping the rest of the fixes for this turn out as well. 

What odd things do you do during your writing or editing process?


  1. Could I hire you to rewrite my beginning to Lady Bells? It needs done and I'm procrastinating in the worst way!

    Good for you for getting it done! And feeling good about it. Good luck with the rest :)