I’ve become so good at building these houses out of scratch, and yet I have no idea how to fix up the various internal systems once the whole thing’s built. I’m a builder guy. And I’m a fairly good demo guy. But in order to get a novel from pretty darn good to ready to sell,…
Zach J. Payne
I’m perfectly good at rewrites, Zach, so long as I’m just fixing up minor problems like a coat of paint or some flooring here or there.
But major structural work?
I’d rather start a new project and get it right than go back and retell a story I’ve already told.
Probably not the best practice!
I think my problem is that once I’ve finished a big piece of writing that I get bored with it.
The fun part for me is in the creation.
Writing is hard work, though, after all, so it can’t always be fun!
I need to remind myself of that more often.