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Nautikos, that was a great story. I've thought about throwing out my novel
and starting again. Sometimes I set aside awork. Whether I pick it up again is open.

posted by Azur on June 7, 2009 at 11:32 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Azur - WileyJohn, it is lovely, and all the better for being true

posted by Azur on June 7, 2009 at 11:30 AM | link to this | reply

Azur
That was a lovely sentence about Kabu and I luv and thank you for calling her and thinking of us.

posted by WileyJohn on June 7, 2009 at 9:29 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Azur
Now there's an idea Naut - often feel like tossing mine out too. Nothing like a fresh start...

posted by mneme on June 6, 2009 at 7:38 PM | link to this | reply

Azur

It's funny about writing and re-writing - in my case, in the past I often got impatient with the whole thing and just let it go. Or my thinking changed, which meant that what I began to dislike what I was working on, sometimes intensely so. I'm speaking of academic stuff here, not novels (I have never attempted to write a novel and probably never will.) 

It may seem strange - but the night I tossed my entire MA thesis into a waste basket gave me a tremendous satisfaction and sense of liberation. I had been working on it for a year, and hated it more with each passing day. After I tossed it, literally, I went out and celebrated with some friends, and had a blast.

I wrote my new one in four months...

posted by Nautikos on June 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM | link to this | reply

Sam444, how did you arrive at a minimum of 11 times for a rewrite?
I have to say that it really shows in your work. It would be fascinating to read one of your poems through those stages

posted by Azur on June 6, 2009 at 2:55 PM | link to this | reply

I can appreciate a rewrite! I rewrite a poem a minimum of 11 times to make sure I get it to the level I want! As I have said, I know all is going to work out because you help so many other writers realize their dreams! I continue to pray for your success and I will not be deterred! sam

posted by sam444 on June 6, 2009 at 8:15 AM | link to this | reply

Your posts so clearly describe the writer's psyche, and this one
is a perfect example. What needy little creatures we are, so buoyed by a kudo from someone we respect, so devastated by the hint of snideness from any uninformed reader. Maybe June is right, there is a writing personality. I really look forward to reading your stuff.

posted by Pat_B on June 6, 2009 at 5:45 AM | link to this | reply

I'm glad the feeling passes...! Good that you're perky again...!

posted by mneme on June 5, 2009 at 10:57 PM | link to this | reply

Thanks for sharing!  It is a great feeling sometimes to edit and rewrite. 

posted by calia14 on June 5, 2009 at 9:19 PM | link to this | reply

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