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Rewriting: Step Two

muddhoney.jpgI finally finished the reread and after a four-page timeline and about seven pages of notes, I dug into the rewrite. Lazily, I went through and fixed all the grammatical things first before actually adding, changing and chucking anything.

Then after gridding out about 90 chapters, I went back and highlighted the areas where I need to add or delete whole sections--about twelve areas for major improvement, and thirty areas for polishing.

And even though I'm looking at weeks of work I feel like I'm frosting a cake at this point. It looks good, and I get to lick the frosting off my fingers once in a while. Of course with that nagging insecurity that my beautiful cake is actually a mudpie. Damn those voices in my head. Who? Yeah you. Shut up.


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Go to my blog and LOOK at what you MADE me do.

Blame MG if you want, but it was YOU!

**cries in her sheep**
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Bardawill
Don't let her make you feel bad, Jamie. She does this all the time. Writes things like Brokeback Geisha, blames it on everybody else. We're working on it in our therapy sessions.

If you don't understand Brokeback Geisha, don't feel bad. None of us do, either. Now the Gramps story... can't do nuthin' about the Gramps story.
January 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterM.G. Tarquini
I like it. Now I want to rent it.
January 31, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjamie ford

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