Innocence or experiencepublished: 2009-03-09
Things are shifting. I used to hate rewriting. But these days, I can hardly wait to start rewriting. It now means the hard part is actually over. I suppose it's logical. Getting 85,000 new words down once is a personal challenge (I counted, it was more than 60,000). But getting the same amount of new words down a second time becomes hard work. Let me put it this way: of the people you know personally, how many have run a marathon? And how many of those people plan to run another one? If you know one, chances are that person's a professional athletes and is intending to improve his or her time. So there you have it.