Monday, September 21, 2009

Clear cut

Revision made me feel smart today. Hence the happy guy in the sidebar.

I cut about 300 words that I like a lot, but which clearly don't need to be in this novel. My character's freaked out by change, but not so much by growing up, and these words were all to do with that. The scariness of growing up is something I like to write about -- psychoanalyze me all you like -- but it muddies the waters of this story.

I also took a mini-scene and enfolded it into a larger one because it clearly wanted to be there.

I love when things are clear.

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