Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Who says typos are bad...?

"When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half." Gracie Allen

Okay, there are parts of the writing gig that I love, that I'm addicted to, that I couldn't live without... and then there are parts that I would gladly trade for more pleasurable experiences like a root canal or a stint in a military prison camp. Yes, I'm talking about re-writing, which is a rather significant part of the writing process.

There are those writers who reportedly prefer revising to writing. When they say that though, I'm pretty sure that they are either (a) lying or (b) insane. Ahem. I am a professional, so I shall cease complaining.

As I get my coffee, I'm going back to polishing Would-Be Witch's sequel, Barely Bewitched, which if I'm pressed I'll admit needs an editing pass--or two. And, by the way, you're unknowingly glad I'm revising because you would have hated that silly souffle metaphor that I deleted from page 87. Honestly, what was I thinking when I wrote it in the first place?

Your hard-at-work author,


Paul Lamb said...

You weren't thinking when you wrote it. You would trying to keep up wit the words and images that were flowing out of your head at the time. There's no shame in that, and there would be no text to polish if you hadn't.

Souffle metaphor, eh?

Paul Lamb said...

would = were
wit = with

Kimberly Frost said...

Hiya, Paul!

It's great to see you. You're very right regarding the need to just get that first draft down and polish later.

Hope you're doing great!!


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