sticky decision made

So I’ve deleted my last few pages and decided to start from scratch.

By “delete,” I of course mean, “throw it in the dump file,” which is the Word document I have filled with deleted pages.  For one of my novels, the dump file actually turned out to be longer than the actual novel (!!!).  That, of course, was a rare occurrence but still.

I love revision.  That’s one of my favorite parts of writing.  Unfortunately, I’m not at that stage yet.  My husband, who read Marvel among the Demons for me, suggested something yesterday and I said, “that’s revision, not vision.”

I’m in “vision” mode right now.  I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen.  My writing process is such that I don’t have outlines or plans.  I write.  A lot.  I have written up to 10,000 words a day, and novels in just over a month.  But then I revise for, in some cases, three years, six years, even nine.  I have ideas, and I jot those down, but mostly, I write from when I sit down at the computer to when I get up from the computer.  And that can be its own problem in and of itself.

What’s your writing process?


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