Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nose Still to the Grindstone This Week

A most uncomfortable position in which to work.

The last scenes are always the hardest in a rewrite, I think: There's this desire to finish, finish, finish pushing at one, but the ending chapters need to be as clean as the opening chapters, which means slowing down and getting really picky, picky, picky!

Hope to see you soon. Maybe next week.


9 comments:

  1. I hear you. I've been on the last third of this book for 1.5 months, and this is a second draft! Granted, there was a car accident in the mix and a whole slew of therapy...

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    1. Hi, Crystal, So sorry to hear you were in a car accident; I hope there were no serious injuries. Yes, I think only another writer going through the process of writing, rewriting, rewriting, etc. can really get what the process is about. Hope your own WIP made good progress despite the accident.

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  2. I completely agree - and must admit my ending chapters aren't nearly as polished as the opening ones. Luckily, I have great CPs to beat me with sticks until I fix the lazy writing! lol Good luck with your revising!

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    1. Thanks, Lexa. I've got about two more chapters to go. Hope to finish one of them today.

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  3. My later chapters never get as much attention as the later ones--something I hate to admit because they should. Good luck and happy editing!

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    1. Thanks, T. I've only learned with recent books to spend as much time on the ending as on the beginning. Maybe because I've read so many complaints online by agents and editors that they wished authors would do that before submitting. Anyway, not too much more to be done.

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  4. That's so true! Good luck finishing those chapters!

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  5. Thanks, Lori. And good luck with your own work.

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  6. Good for you! Keep that nose down. There's no way to get there other than plowing through, eh?

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