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Two hundred words

This morning's writing session has resulted in two hundred new words on a picture book biography. That number is both true and false.

True: The manuscript is now almost exactly two hundred words longer than it was when I began my work this morning.

False: I edited out some of the words that were already in place - probably twenty or so - and I have written and re-written and inserted/deleted/inserted quite a number of others to get to where I am now.

And where I am now is in need of stopping. I need to be able to come back to what I've added today to see if it is doing what I want, going where I want, and so forth. Because going too far off the rails here, with too much unnecessary information, or skipping something that should be included, is a certain way to frustration.

I am quietly celebrating the growth of this manuscript, which is between 1/3 and 1/2 of the story, partly because it's the first time in a couple of weeks that I've made serious writing progress, and partly because I really love this project and want to see it completed and ready for beta readers.



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angeladegroot
Jun. 27th, 2016 05:31 pm (UTC)
A great writing day!
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