Saturday, August 09, 2008

Ripping Back

The story is still moving ahead. Good news.
Bad news - I had to delete and dump the original 16,000 words I'd written.
I'm feeling so glad I did. But it hurt too.
Anyone else ever have to use the 'ripping down knitting technique' with their writing?

Maybe it's progress? Because I'm recognising when my story isn't gelling, going where I hoped it would lead and I'm taking action to amend?

The good news is that in future I won't be so fearful of sending in the word skip and starting afresh.


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