Monday, August 14, 2006

Literary Dullness



I'm feeling dull about my rewrites. I'm happy to be doing them, but my head hurts working on them right now. I can't give them my full attention. I have a major report due at work. (Ah, the day job) All of my mental energies are going to that. My writing has been primarily technical ("For Objective One, the collabortive membership had not changed from contract year one...."). I want to get it done before I take my vacation next week. I'll have two weeks that will allow me to concentrate only on my novel.

At this time, I'm doing the easy part of rewrites like replacing a comma or fixing some bad word-choicing. I'm reserving the big changes (like cutting out a major character and making the story still hold water) for next week.

3 comments:

Rich said...

Ah, so much for glory and romance of the writer's life! Then again, Wallace Stevens spent his whole life working for an insurance company in Connecticut...

Don Cummings said...

Clear those decks.

Sundry said...

Wow, that's a big deal... first chapter, main character. Whew! But you're up to it.

You'll get into it and you'll crack this nut. I think it's really smart that you're going in and doing the small edits first...gets you into the text without having to wrap your head around the Big Concepts just yet.

Courage, man, courage! We're pulling for you.