Read over your compositions, and whenever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
~ SAMUEL JOHNSON
Not so sturdy.
How does your rewrite go?
I'm cutting more than I'm adding. I switched my prologue to a scene either in the first or second chapter, and have cut my first two scenes and replaced with later scenes from the beginning of chapter two and a new one written. Plus, the two I've cut (well, one of them anyway), contain value, and I'd like to see if there's a relevant place before I relegate them to "outta here", and well . . . it's getting confusing.
I'd anticipating axing blah scenes and truthfully, I was ready. Just not so soon. Oy.
I'm an organized, tidy person. Really. But at this moment I have four piles on my desk and five piles on the floor by my desk. That's not counting the printed material sitting in my printer tray which will form a brand new pile.
I had the French doors open earlier because that's my habit when the temperature is fabulous (we're having an unusually cool summer in Colorado) and totally lucked out that a brisk breeze didn't find its way in.
My fear has been released and replaced with mad-cap/mad-dash craziness. Which is kind of creative. At least at the moment.
CR: The Dead Whisper On by T.L. Hines
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