Out with the old, in with the new
So, I have been going through my old writings, those bits of scrap paper and half – filled books with random ramblings on them. If you’re a writer, you’ll know what I am referring to. I thought I would post some on my writing blog so I started with Packing Boxes, which I wrote about two or three years ago – only because that is actually a completed story (I’m so lazy 🙂 ). I didn’t make any corrections or alterations. I just posted it. A fellow blogger friend’s comment made me realise that I probably should have checked the story before posting. Now, I’m really bad at editing and rewriting my own work but I am doing my best with the novel I’m currently writing.
Then I had an idea. I can post the original stories then do editing and a rewrite, if necessary, and post the altered stories. I’ll do it once a week – I don’t think I can handle any more editing and rewriting than that 😉 I’ll start with Packing Boxes. I think it will be good to fix my lackadaisical attitude to editing. And hopefully, in the long run, will do me good when it comes to second and third drafts of my book (which are a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way off considering I’m only about a quarter of a way through writing the story!)
Looking at the pile of paper, I think what I find more daunting than edits and rewrites is actually trying to decipher what I have written. I do have more ramblings on the computer but couldn’t fit them into the photo 😉
Anyway, look out for these writings and edits on 1000 words and wish me luck. I think I am going to need it!
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