STOP! Let Me Off This Merry-Go-Round!
Could you imagine riding in this on the carousel? I’ll let you come up with your own comments!
You write and write that first draft. You put your heart and soul into it. You give your characters personalities and unique traits.
They have voices and they talk to you and each other. There’s descriptions, dialogues, and a plot. You love your story. You embrace it and hold it close and then… Then you listen to others.
Cut this, say that, reword this line, put that there, write it this way, revise it, edit it, show not tell….too much description, not enough description…UGH! Where do you draw the line? What happened to writing in your own voice? Your own unique style? When do say, Enough already! I thought I was writing for me. Telling the world the story in my head. Yes we all have to edit and revise to a certain point but…When do you say, Stop! Let Me Off This Merry-Go-Round! When does it stop being Merry?