Topped off my Nanowrimo at 100K
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Kimberly Wesley
November 2010
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Kimberly Wesley
November 2010
EXACTLY! How weird is that? But I must say, at least 20K of it I can very easily cut in the first quick edit. Why? because I was writing some scenes just to write, but then changed direction and that scene became useless, but I kept it because you are not supposed to "edit," just keep writing. Not to say I did not do small edits, but I did not take out major chunks. I LOVE the writing process! I am in a love/hate relationship with the editing process. On one hand, I get to relive my chartacters lives again, and because I only write about people I love (even my villians) I love to add more layers and depth to them. But then, that's the first 2-3 edits. After that, I get more nit-picky and I hate editing for the small detail. I'm not taaht great at it. It's the itch I can't seem to ever scratch. I will edit 10 times and find FIVE new things to change. By edit 15, I find FIVE more things I don't like or needs work. And on and on! I keep getting stuck in the editing process basically. Am I the only one?? Tthis is why the very first novel I have written is still in limbo. Still needs more editing. Maybe it's time for a professional to look it through. I am trying to gather a couple of readers to tell me if I actually am writing anything worth reading. And I will select general public people, not other writers or professionals in the busines, though their opinion matters. What matters most is my READERS. I don't think my style is like anything I have ever come across (but maybe i am not well-read). Do most writers say that? LOL! I'm sure we do. And we should feel that way! Our voices are different! We could tell the EXACT same story, but it would read different.

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