Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Irony!

About a month ago, I was excitedly keeping track of every word I wrote, eager to make it past the 60k mark, my goal.

Now I'm keeping track of every word I cut, eager to bring my chapters down in length and bring up the action sooner!

9 comments:

Christine M said...

What goes up, must come down.

Or something like that.

Good luck with your revisions.

Sheri said...

Ahhh, the ebb and flow of writing.

beth said...

What beautiful images you both have! Me, all I kind think of is cutting through all the fluff with a big machete :)

Sheri said...

Sometimes big machetes are swifter.

Sheri said...

Oh - but watch out for the double edged sword...

(I really don't have a clue, it just sounded ominous!) :)

beth said...

:)

PJ Hoover said...

I so get this! I remember some of my huge word cuts feeling so great!
I always equate cutting words to giving stuff to Goodwill. Give until it hurts. Then look around and give some more. Seriously. Do you ever really wear that shirt? And you don't need three pairs of blue shoes - even if you do like them all.

keri mikulski :) said...

Cutting is fun. :) Good luck.

beth said...

Haha, good analogy, PJ! And thanks, Keri :)