Editing and Stuff

I had a full day working yesterday for “the man” but still made it through my editing goal for The Unresting. That goal is a minimum of 7k words.

Today I intend to get through another 7k, plus start on another book. My daily writing goal on that book is 3500 words, and it will also fall under a pen name.

It’s amazing how much I revise my writing. On the second draft, it’s like I have a completely different voice in my head from the words I heard when writing the first time. Writing and editing use different parts of the brain. I read that somewhere.

Writing and editing use different parts of the brain. I read that somewhere. I believe it because of experience, and I really hate editing. I want to be finished with projects and on to something else, and I spend so much time revising other things get bumped. I think my writing brain and my reading brain are the separate entities, though. Because when I reread my first drafts, my brain judges my previous word choices. The question for cleaner word drafts is how can I make myself hear my reading voice on the first pass? That question won’t be answered until I’m knee-deep into new manuscripts. MAybe dictating would beat this?

 

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