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07 April 2011

Resisting Revision

Before I discuss today's topic of revision, I want to thank my two followers from Hatrack Writers Workshop. It's good to know that I am not talking to the wall! I hope that in the very least you will be entertained by my musings.

Now to today's self-imposed topic of resisting revision.

I am currently working on a new story. I have a general idea of the beginning, middle and end but I am finding it difficult to write it because of my bad habit of expecting the prose to flow perfectly from mind to keyboard. Instead of just writing whatever comes to mind, with reckless disregard to the rules of grammar and story structure, I agonize over every word and turn of phrase.

The result of my belabored efforts for the past several hours? Two sentences. I would hardly call that progress or time well spent.


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