Wednesday, 23 January 2008


Unable to resist for very long, I started some reworking on the novel yesterday. In a strange way, I almost prefer this stage to the initial draft. There, it's like a flood of words pouring out whether I want them to or not, very exhausting. With redrafting, there's more a sense of conscious control rather than getting caught up in the moment. The only slight downside is that first moment, when you look at the work you thought was so great as you were writing, and think 'It's horrible, it's rubbish, there's sooo much to fix.'

But that's all right. We can change that.

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