Just Write

June 27, 2012

Words written today, 664. Editing while writing is one of my offenses but I didn’t go back. Well…okay, I did but I realized rewriting would get me no where in the story so separated the past writing by putting it in parentheses and wrote what I wanted to write from there. Now I have the start of two scenes in the beginning of chapter two but like Hemingway said, “The first draft of anything is shit.” and I just have to keep going. Edit and rewrite at the end.

2 thoughts on “Just Write

  1. My writing process sounds a lot like yours. I use parentheses to mark things that I know are terrible but can’t stop and fix yet because then I’ll never get started again! We just have to keep on keeping on!

    1. Thanks for not making me feel alone. In the past, I think stopping is what led to so many unfinished pieces for me. Should post “just have to keep on keeping on” above my desk. Such simple wording but so much meaning.

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