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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fast and Slow and Fast again

The pace of my revising really ebbs and flows.  I recently pushed through some long chapters pretty fast, and now I'm hung up and crawling again.  I think it may be due to the fact that I just finished several active chapters, and now I'm on one that's more introspective.  Without the action propelling me along, I'm going slower.

This could mean that I need to trim.  It could also mean that I write strong action that needs less work.  It could mean that the introspective sections only seem longer because their pace isn't as fast, or because I spend more time analyzing them.  It probably means a mix of all three.

In any case, I'm still pushing through despite being quite busy and distractable of late.  But that's just the name of the game.

How about you?  Are there parts of your writing that needs more or less work than others?  What do you feel you write most strongly?

2 comments:

Angela Brown said...

Wishing the best of luck as you work through the ebb and flow of revising.

I'm doing some revising as well. Just struggled through rewriting two chapters from different POV and boy was that interesting.

I'm not sure what I'm strongest at. I feel comfortable with my descriptive use of imagery but...well, otherwise, just try to mosey along :-)

Charlie Holmberg said...

I'm trying to figure out romance right now. XD And I know what you mean about zooming through one part of the book and slowing down for another. As long as the reader keeps zooming, right? ;)

Much luck with the crawl chapters!