Just in case you haven’t been around these past few weeks, I’m in deep editing mode with Lucas’s Story right now. Cutting modifiers and garbage words. Searching and then destroying all unnecessary “thats”. Finding the waaay too many filter words and rewriting sentences.
Things were going smoothly until I realized I had to write a few more additional scenes.
Shouldn’t be a problem, right?
I stared at that blank piece of paper completely clueless. Like I had just pulled my bike from the garage – the one I rode all summer – and suddenly had no idea how to pedal.
I did manage to start writing, but it was terrible. Stilted. Like pulling spaghetti noodles through the holes in a colander.
Next time I will definitely try to write every scene imaginable BEFORE editing. For me, it’s easier to cut scenes then draft them well past the drafting phase.
Has this ever happen to you? Do you switch from the writing mode to editing mode easily?