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Go On? Go Back? Go Away?

All the edits I made are in. My muses are now tempting me with delightful scenes that don’t make sense in the context of the story. I would be willing to toss pretty much everything written if they’d show me

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Stumbling On

So…quitting the Doomy Summer of Editing DOOM didn’t actually happen. When I backed off my guys for a bit, they came up with some answers. They waited till we were halfway through the frakking book because they’re assholes, yes, but…answers.

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Day Fourteen: Progress!

I think I made some fifteen pages of forward progress today. At last. That’s actually an awful lot, with the level of rewriting needed. I figure I cut about twenty-five pages, repurposed five, and entirely rewrote ten. For one day,

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Day 13: Trudging On

I finished those two connecting scenes today. 2400 words. At last. I’m not happy with them, but I have the basics of what I need. This isn’t a final run through–this is my attempt to get the entire book in

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Day Ten: Memo

From: KD To: KD’s Brain RE: Doomy Summer of Editing DOOM Okay, Brain, seriously. We have got to kick it into gear. Do you want all these novels still hanging over us when August rolls around? August, and September, when

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Chop Chop Chop

Man, there is some serious garbage in this manuscript. It’s like decluttering–first I started small, deleting the “seems” and “really”s, then I started hacking scenes, then I hacked it in half-sorta…each round I find more I need to get rid

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Editing DOOM, Day Three

Today was the day I got annoyed and shortened DSoEDOOM to DSED. It was also the day I spent a lot of time looking for one particular scene, found it, edited it, input the edits, went to put it in

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