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.
I'm Duncan McGeary, owner and/or operator for the last 33 years of Pegasus Books in Downtown Bend, Oregon. These days I'm writing books as well as selling them.
I'm the comic book guy. But even more so, I'm a book book guy. Books of all kinds. Big books and little books, children's and adult, fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback and trade paperback and graphic novels. Books with more words than pictures and books with more pictures than words. They are all part of the book world to me, and I love being surrounded by them every day.
I also have a second blog: Pegasus Books, where I list the product coming in over the next week.