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Creation vs Editing

I’ve just started a new novel. It’s exciting, scary, and a little painful. I’ve been revising┬ámy murder mystery (coming soon!) for so long that it’s hard to shift into pure writing. The gulf between creation and revision is deep. In one realm you are trying to let your mind break free and in the other you concentrate on the minutia. Maybe it’s the difference between distance running and rock climbing. There — I like that analogy: running versus climbing. Running with only a basic idea of your path and plan, versus carefully, painstakingly climbing to a predetermined destination. I enjoy …Read more »

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