marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

revision joys

Was hacking away at a story that had been on the backburner for a while. Had some bright ideas for fixes. . . .

In the sections where I had not anticipated changes, there are changes. Many massive cuts of even thousands of words, and the insertion of thousands more.

Feeling stuck on one section, I started a new story where the outline had leapt off the backburner. Got two pages in.

Went back and revised those page up to five before I went on because I had really messed up the opening scene with too much infodump and not enough present day. sigh.
Tags: beginnings, revision

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