I’ve learned a new lesson: editing things you wrote in a blind rush can be difficult. You often hit patches that make no sense.
I finished my first draft of Evensong last Friday and have been going through it to add scenes and flesh out some meat on the bony skeleton of the story (then comes the second round of editing where I cut it all to ribbons again). I found myself stumped for a good after hour on a bit of dialogue that was written with such insight, such passion! And I had no idea what I’d been trying to say.
I’ve also discovered my brain suffers a bit of word salad these days, my typos being not so much misspelled words as just the wrong words. My favourites so far:
“They froze with horror as the spear glinted of the luminescent scales and snapped clean in tea.” [two]
“eleven o’clock staring back at time.” [him] – I particularly enjoy this one as it hints at an ongoing loop.
Considering my usual writing method is to edit as I go, my editing methods will have to change on a grand scale to keep up with the rushed wordage. It will be an adventure, and not a short one.
What are your plans for your NaNo work when it’s done?