Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Re-writing is too open ended.

I think I've figured out why I don't like rewriting.

It's open-ended.  It never stops.  There is always something to fix.

When I write a first draft, the book is done.  It's right there in front of me.

A re-write?  When is that finished?

I've decided that I need to treat the rewrite the same way I do the first draft.  Set a goal of how many words to work on per day, go through them one by one, and have them finished in a finite amount of time.

No matter how much I try to convince myself it's fun, it isn't.  It's work.

But it is undeniably necessary.

So I just need to buckle down and do it.  A good stiff rewrite.  Get it done.

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