Friday, November 13, 2009

Wanting to edit

I desperately want to go back and edit my Nano story. There are inconsistencies and gaps and I want to polish it and make it pretty. But it hasn't ended yet and unless I get the story all written down I'll have nothing to edit. I tried editing as I go before in a non-Nano story and it didn't work.

So, here goes with more suckishness today. I tell myself that if I can just get to thirty thousand I'll be over the hump.

12 COMMENTS:

Bevie said...

Keep discipline, Fairy. You have to get the story out there. Until the entire story is there on paper, or in your computer, it doesn't really exist. You don't frost a cake until it's finished baking. Sometimes you need to brown the meat before you can add it to the stew. (And a host of other silly analogies.)

To edit now is not really editing. It's just rearranging words. You must have a completed draft before you can edit.

You can do this. I know you can.

What a wordy encouragement!

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Bevie. I'll try to keep going. It's a bit slow today.

Jessi said...

Just keep on plugging away. You can do it!

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Jessi. You have more faith in me than I do!

JaneyV said...

Oh I know that feeling. Well done you for resisting it. I wish I was so strong.

Richard N said...

*Looks at FH over his glasses, in a headmasterly sort of way...*

stacy said...

Go Fairy! Go Fairy!

I'd advise you to ignore what came before, but that would probably result in chaos.

Just try to make notes where you notice gaps and fill them in later.

fairyhedgehog said...

Jane, I'm too competitive: now I've started the challenge I'm desperate to complete it.

Richard, I cower at your headmasterly look.

Polenth said...

You're doing better than me! I don't have a trouble with leaving the editing. I'm just slow at writing.

fairyhedgehog said...

Polenth, maybe you're just not as willing to write crap as I am!

Mr. Walker said...

Remember suckishness is okay in NaNoWorld. Heaven knows a lot of what I've written lately has suffered from suckitude. But I keep putting those words down on the page; must finish 50K and win this year. Good luck to you!

fairyhedgehog said...

Mr. Walker, thanks for your encouragement! I did an author search for you on Nano but didn't see you. Maybe you're hiding from your class.

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