Friday, February 19, 2010

Blog Rewriite

I caught my self the other day, mid-sentence small talk, excused myself and stepped away like some obnoxious cell phone user. I dug into my bag for a pen and then for something to write on. My multi-tasking brain, that was feigning interest in a dull conversation, had just pumped out an amazing string of sentences that I had to instantly write down or forever forget. Forgive my pea brain.

My writer’s challenge is past the half way point of February’s goal. The numbers are thin; I am cursed by the compulsion to edit repeatedly. My last lengthy effort restructured the entire length of chapters, shorter, much shorter. I promise myself that I cannot be hung up in the count, except for the other night when all I could get through were two measly paragraphs. Reword-rehash-rewrite, and woe to my obsession or should I say, whoa?

My inspirational writer’s thought: Oh Gawd…I am writing on napkins again.

Have the best day everyday.


1 comment:

Debra Purdy Kong said...

Oh, I can relate to your compulsion to edit. I think 90% of my writing time is spent rewriting!