In the writing class I took last year, the teacher told us when editing, most people are either "putter inners," or a "taker outers." Last time round, I took out...lots...like, the-first-25-pages lots. This time, I see all the holes and I'm putting in, sounds and images and dialogue to flesh out scenes and make them real. I had a goal of completing 30 pages a day this week. I think I did something like twelve pages yesterday and fifteen today, but in the meantime, I've added over 5K to the manuscript. Anyone who says writing is easy gets fifty lashes with a wet noodle.
I took a break around 1:00 this afternoon--had to get out of the chair and out of the house. It was pouring. I treated myself to a vacation sandwich at a favorite shop and planned to eat it in the car at the edge of the gray beach before returning to the computer. Just as I headed east to the ocean, the rain and the clouds skedaddled, and I pulled up to this.
IWSG. Let's see how many words I've added by then