So this is a little piece that expresses my thoughts on that magical time in an author’s work; the re-write. 

So you think the draft is finished? You think it’s pretty much done? You think you’ll give it a read again… And hope it’s just the one….
Everything is going well, it’s something from a dream but something awful catches your eye – you can’t believe what you’ve just seen…

Okay so now you go again, the punctuation’s fine. It must be perfect by now right? It must be there this time…

So finally you’re sure that there are no more misused words. You give the thing a read again but something else occurs…

A plot hole? How can that be, you thought you had it sussed! So you work again to fix it all and finally you trust…

You sit and stare and think a while, can this truely be? It’s done for real; the final draft you thought you’d never see!


22 thoughts on “Re-writing re-writing re-writing πŸ˜²πŸ”«

  1. As someone – I think it was Oscar Wilde but I could be mistaken – said, a book is never finished. It’s eventually just packed up and sent to a publisher.
    Or as Wilde definitely said, “I spent the whole day editing my poem. In the morning, I took out a comma. In the afternoon, I put it back.”

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  2. A lot of fun here. The re-writes and edits are something like a demon pouring hot coals over your body…your beloved bits of writing torn to shreds and leaving you stunned.

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