Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Dec. 1 question: In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you? 

After many drafts and hiring a professional editor, those darn typos stress me to the max. And when I use precious time writing 10k - 30k on a story and then decide it's not working and scrap the entire thing. Ack! Also, when I feel the need to rework scenes to the point of exhaustion. There is a moment when I have to say enough is enough. 

Delightful, is constructing a decent plot. Or when a smile has its way on my face while I'm rereading certain passages that I really like. And then I say to myself, "I wrote that!" 













36 comments:

  1. That is frustrating to put so much effort into something only to have it not work.

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  2. It's hard to scrap a project after writing so much of it. I have a completed manuscript in my drawer. I hope I could pick it up again sometime down the road.

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    1. Absolutely! The time and work involved, only to realize it's not working. It hurts! I also have a ms tucked away. I went back to it once and thought it wasn't fixable.

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  3. Aren't typos embarrassing? They humble me again and again. I'm always so sure I've corrected each one, but no such luck! Good thing we have editors.

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  4. Typos are in every book. I remember getting the final copy of one of mine and opening it up to a typo. Darn it!

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  5. Hi,
    I love your quotes. Also sometimes it helps me to just put the manuscript aside for a month or two and work on something else.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe crossover into 2022.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Putting a ms aside is a great idea. Merry Christmas Pat.

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  6. I got tired of the typos and mind freezes and hired a professional, too. Now, I never worry about that. Instead, I worry about plot, characters, marketing... Sigh.

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  7. Typos are a terrible kind of tenacious. I don't like them either.
    Reading the good parts (and being surprised by them) is definitely delightful.

    Merry Christmas, Cathrina!

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  8. If a scene isn't working I'm stressed out and a nicely plotted story, well-written, is a huge delight.

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  9. Those pesky typos always find a way to stay. I've found some even years after I hit publish. Always makes me cringe.

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  10. I've never scrapped a story that far into drafting. Maybe I'm just so stubborn I make it work no matter what. LOL

    Merry Christmas.

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  11. Oh those typos!!!!! *sigh*
    I recently scrapped a book and a half in order to make the series better. It was the right choice but wow, did it hurt!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  12. Ah, the frustration of tossing out words because they aren't working... I know that well.

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  13. Arrgh those typos. No matter how many times or how many people read the ms, those darn typos keep showing up. Enjoy the delightful times.

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  14. I can so relate to all of that!!
    I love your list of delights

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  15. Hi, Cathrina! Typos in my published writing makes me crazy! Wishing you lots of delight in your writing! Take care!

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  16. Down with Typos!! What struck me about your post is that you have actually scrapped a 30thousand word piece of writing. How very incisive of you. My almost misses lie around, with me hoping I can make something of them, sometime.
    Happy IWSG day!

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  17. It is the best feeling, when you read something you wrote and think to yourself: I'm so good! Such moments are to be treasured.

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  18. Those darn typos! I had one on the description on the back cover of my first book. I still remember it: led vs lead. So mortifying *sigh*

    Merry Christmas, Cathrina!

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