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DraftTwoWriMo, Day 2

Day two of my DraftTwoWriMo, and I've already gone over my maximum scene word limit on a particular scene, but it is what it is: marathon writing doesn't give you the luxury of going back and cutting something down just to keep it under a word limit. I can edit it later, or "buy" words from scenes that come in under their limit.

Today I scrabbled around for bits and pieces that were already written. The ultimate goal of this marathon is to fit them into the second draft like puzzle pieces and fill in the gaps with new writing.

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masqthephlsphr
Sep. 25th, 2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
Maybe they don't read a lot, and are under some mistaken impression about fiction?
cornerofmadness
Sep. 25th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
I think in this case it's more they've been to too many writers workshops/classes and either got bad info or misconstrued it
masqthephlsphr
Sep. 25th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
One reason I avoid groups and workshops just for the sake of groups and workshops. I go to the ones that teach specific things I want to know, but one thing I have learned about writing - there are so-called "experts" hanging shingles out everywhere, and most of what they say contradicts each other.
cornerofmadness
Sep. 25th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
this is true