Rewrites- by ria, on Wednesday, 25th August 2010, 9:55pm
Rewrites are funny. When you are writing… Wait, let me start again. When I am writing, I think ahead to the editing stage and I ask myself how I am going to be able to do it. While I’m writing, that’s all that’s in my head. I’m not thinking about editing, and so, I get to thinking it’s the hardest thing in the world.
Now, when I’m editing, I wonder how I ever wrote all the words that I did. I’m editing and writing seems like the most difficult thing ever.
Enter rewrites. They are the writing during the edits. I wonder how I ever rewrite anything, but my brain actually switches between writing and editing quite easily. I cut whatever I’m not happy with and write the scene again from scratch. And usually it all turns out well, better than the original version.
This very short post was brought to you at 10pm after a long day spent proofreading and copyediting (what is the difference between those two?) 10 chapters.