Melbourne, Writing

A Way Through

My last two posts on here, both of which are short fiction, have been—by my own admission—a bit, well, terrible. Maybe terrible’s too harsh a word, but I’m sure you get my meaning.

It’s a reminder to me that writing, good writing, ought not to be rushed. There’s a dogma worth living by. Not that I purport to be an authority on the subject, not by any means. But certainly, those times when I rush to finish a post, or a section in my manuscript, when I return to it later it reads a bit shabby and the point I tried to convey kind of disintegrates, like a sand castle after a wave washes over it.

The rewrite of my manuscript has stalled. I’ve hit a part that I don’t know what to do with, so instead of forcing my way through it, I’m letting it float in the Cloud for a week or so. I’ll come back to it, chip away and eventually find a way to right (and write) it.

Have a good day out there!

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14 thoughts on “A Way Through”

  1. Sometime it’s best to let it sit for a while and then come back to it later with a fresh eye. And, FWIW, I always enjoy reading your posts. Even the ones you think are β€œterrible.” And I appreciate the effort you make to include my daily prompt word in your posts.

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      1. I imagine that people write all sorts of crap on here (speaking for myself!), then just hit “publish” when they’ve had enough of editing it, and let it go live rather than keeping polishing.
        A traditional publishing process would be so much more strict. You probably know more about that than I do. Keep thinking about your manuscript, it’ll come when you least expect it.

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  2. I haven’t been reading anything on here for a few weeks, other things going on. The bad stuff will always come, I guess that you recognise it as being bad is a good thing. One can not expect to be a genius overnight, and sometimes the Prompts just don’t get the juices flowing, plus you may have been having a bad day. I’ll ignore them and read your newer stuff!!

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