Insecure Writer’s Support Group Feb 2014 #IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of the month (just – sneaking this post in at 30 minutes to midnight) so it’s time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group post – this month I am going to talk about:

Editing Fear

I’ve colour coded my WIP, Tetrana, in Scrivener to show whose point of view each scene is from and to show if a scene has been edited or not. But whenever I plan to sit down to actually do the editing I can’t seem to do it. The drafting process is where I feel most comfortable and I think I’m afraid of ruining things by interfering. I’m also using Scrivener’s snapshot feature to make sure I have the option to go back but this month I’m after advice to move forward. I really want to finish a full draft. Please help.

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Posted on February 5, 2014, in #am writing (and all things writing related), IWSG, Tetrana (WIP) and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m in the same boat. Revisions are so challenging. I wish I could just keep writing rough draft after rough draft (well, of course I CAN…but I don’t really want that either).

    What I think is that you can’t really ruin anything. You have a back-up. If things go terribly wrong…start over with the original rough draft. Get your hands in there and muck around. If it doesn’t feel right, do not save it.

    It is your story. You’ll know what to do.

    Leanne Ross ( readfaced.wordpress.com & @LeanneRossRF )

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