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Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:57 pm Post
COTW wrote:One of the main issues is that... I have been cultivating these stories for 5 years now.
The children's story is pretty short, but I've rewritten it several times in hope of achieving the right POV and the right writing style for it.
The Science Fiction is about 500 pages or so and it goes on and on, same goes for this one, I've gone through some serious reworking.
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:59 pm Post
Floss wrote: the brutal truth... probably neither.
you,ve worked on them both for 5 years.
you,ve rewritten one several times
the other goes on and on -and- has had some serious reworking.
it sounds like it,s time to cut yourself some slack, draw a line under what you,ve done as quickly as possible and pat yourself on the back for completing your first two works. then start thinking about your third.
the two biggest psychological barriers which stop talented writers from achieving their potential are...
1 - realising that when they've finished their first draft it needs to be edited / rewritten.
2 - realising that you could edit and tinker forever, and should probably move on after 2-3 passes.
congratulations on making it past the first. you are halfway there.
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:14 pm Post
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:27 am Post
Floss wrote:dogs are affection whores
i mean that in the nicest possible way, of course
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:36 am Post
Floss wrote:i,m not saying that cotm,s 2 works aren,t great. they may well be. i,m saying that it sounds like she is too close to them to know that they are done... she has taken them as far as she can and should move onto the next thing.
don,t be george lucas, is what i,m saying.
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:24 pm Post
nom wrote:Even better, send them both to an editor for feedback... but the payoff will be better in the long run.
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