Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Well, Freaking that...

I've found myself in a bit of a sticky wicket.

I am used to Nano, all words count, even the insane ones at 2:00 in the am, that upon rereading you are asking yourself, "huh?"

When all words count, all words do.  When all words count if they progress the story forward, there can be questions.  Damn those vile questions!!!

How do you delineate the working words for those that don't?

Fine!!  Write, suck, write, suck... ponder, suck some more.  Word count is not as easy as it is in Nano. Just say'n.  1,025 for today.  I've had worse days.

I just need to suck it up and write more than I cut.  Or put the damn editor to bed and just write.  Not the silly 2:00 am stuff where you are just putting words to paper. But keep the phrasing even if it sounds odd.  Or keep the scene even if after writing it I say, "Well Teylor would never do that.  What was I thinking?"


  1. It's not the number of words that count, it's the quality and knowing you, the quality will be there.

  2. That is kind of you to say. My competitive me wants the freaking words. = )
    Write more, cut less. If it is something that can be repaired later keep it, as in strange phrasing. If it is a scene that has potential keep it. All can be fixed in the re-write, right?

  3. Judie - I addressed this before the whole bootcamp group but count your words, period. Most of the time, I don't even read back. I won't know what's coming out until I revise.

    1. I'm glad I complained. ahahaha When I cut over 1,000 words down to just a handful it was just too sad not to whine.

  4. I just write full steam ahead! My brother heard someone say: write for the garbage can. If
    i go along nd realize i have to change or delete an earlier event, i don't go back and fix. I either rewrite the scene, or go along writing with my new reality. We're cowboys baby!!