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So I finished the complete write-thru -- hooray for long train rides without WiFi that forces you to actually do something. Now I'm trying to go through and give everything a final polish.

The question I have now as I'm going through ... how do you know the difference between tweaking something, and just plain meddling with what you've written? I swear, I could go through anything I've ever written and change this word here, change that sentence structure there, and so on and so on. But do any of those actually make a difference in terms of telling the story? Or is it just the equivalent of busy work?

I suppose this time I'll know to stop when I hand it over to my niece and kids for their feedback, but still ...


Sigh It kind of reminds me of when I was a flower girl at my sister's wedding when I was about seven years old, and kept stopping on my way down the aisle to move the flower petals I was dropping because they didn't quite look right. (Yeah, I was that kid who makes everyone laugh at the wedding.)

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Date: 2010-03-19 01:15 pm (UTC)
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w00t, congratulations! A draft is a great stage to reach!

And yeah, there's such a stage as over-editing. At some point, you just have to let it go. Which is a time when my stomach always knots up, hee. That'll probably after you get your niecephews' impressions, though.

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