Monday, January 4, 2010

weaving words

I am surprised to find that nearly two hours slipped by this morning from about 5:10 to 7:00 a.m. while I wove together information and scenes in the first 3375 words of the now 79,200 word House of Cuts. Ages and times of the year did not match as they needed to, plus things that the main character has in hand later needed to be placed in her pocket earlier--that sort of thing. The kind of stuff readers keep track of *:) It's quite the hat-switching to move from the creative writer to the critical reader of a long story.

Using this method of reading from the beginning each time, though I won't be able to keep that up, makes this type of polishing/editing actually pleasurable.

1 comment:

  1. Cool! I can't wait to read the finished product, especially as I've not read any of the early drafts.