On tossing out 30,000 words
Talk about throwing out the baby with the bath--maybe I just did. I was up to 62,000 words plus in my latest novel, A Cold Copper Moon, and I didn't like what I was writing---so…I tossed over 30,000 words. They are out there somewhere! But they won't be back in this novel--Geez!
That's the latest in the adventures of this writer. If you have a similar experience--please share. Thanks.
12/28/2014 10:47:43 am
I'm having a kind of opposite problem. I've been asked to add a stronger secondary story line but in doing so it's making the story way too long and I have to make cuts. I'm so completely stuck I never finished the secondary story line. So, for now, I've shelved it and will come back to it at a later date. Congrats on being able to make the tough cuts.
12/30/2014 01:43:14 am
Isn't it fun! Cutting and adding--it's the way of the writer, I guess. I see your point about making the story too long. I think you are right about putting it aside for the time and letting your mind work through it.
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