Friday, 26 January 2007

Ever Decreasing Circles

As well as explaining where my crush on Penelope Wilton comes from, Ever Decreasing Circles can also refer to the kind of self-editing I'm now going through with the second draft.

Specifically, I'm repeatedly going over it, spotting mistakes and addressing weak dialogue - time and time again. As a result, there's a big pile of print-outs beside me which have my ballpoint scrawled all over them. But, reassuringly, there's far less scribbling on the pages nearer the top, which is what this is part of the process is all about.

Whilst it has to be done and is all ultimately worthwhile, just like Martin Bryce, it can be a bit of a bore.

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