Monday, May 11, 2009

every day in may : day ten & eleven

Yesterday was editing. 

Today was more editing. 
I didn't get to do quite as much as I had hoped, but I'm onto my 3rd draft.
Draft 1: 971 words
Draft 2: 814 words
Draft 3: 705 words.

Aiming for about 600, but it's getting harder now, and i still have a few things to add. 

I was thinking how writing and painting are opposites. With painting I really enjoy putting on finishing touches, but with writing I struggle with the details, the honing -  trying to find the right words to say something more succinctly, powerfully. The thesaurus and I share many cups of tea. It's been a fun process though, and I think it's shaping up... I hope!

1 comment:

laura said...

hey there! just got your comment on my IF entry for today. Thanks so much, I'd been thinking a long time about participating but just never did - nice to get have the encouragement! Your blog and site are delightful as well :)