Monday, May 3, 2010

REVISING AND REWRITING


I am revising my latest book today, and I am tossing whole chapters. Kill the little darlings is what Faulkner said, and I'm doing it. These aren't even little darlings, these are big darlings, but I think and I hope that in the end, I will be all the better for it. I used to say that I wrote 1,000 pages for every 100 I keep. I'm going to have to up that number to 2,000 pages for every 100 pages.

I'm proud of myself, but I'm also sort of scared.

What's the worst case scenario? I go back to the last draft.

I can do it! You can do it!

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