Wednesday, March 28, 2012

From Little Seeds...

Once upon a time...


You discovered you had this...



and you were brave enough to face that blank sheet of paper



and do this...


and after a long time your first draft looked rather like this...


Now, you still needed to do plenty of this...



and spend a great deal of time doing this...



and hope for enough days like this...





But if you do the work...



You will eventually see this...


Even though it's back-breaking, (and boring) keep up with your this...



and be ruthless with this..


Remember you don't have to do it alone...


and someday...


you'll see this...


or maybe this...



or...who knows?


Your this...



just might have grown into this...

7 comments:

  1. Just the reminder I need as I plough through this revision. Thank you:-)

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    1. I'm pleased I could help in a small way - good luck!

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  2. Elspeth - What a great analogy! And how right you are about pruning and keeping pests away. That includes characters who don't pull their weight, scenes that you thought were witty and insightful but turn out resemble a scene from a Grade-Z movie, and descriptions that put even you asleep. Once that stuff's pruned out, there's sometimes a really beautiful flower...

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    1. Oh Margot, your comment made me laugh! I couldn't say how many times I've come across those Grade Z movie scenes. They're heartbreaking, but for all the wrong reasons. Oh well.

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  3. Spring fever, eh? It works. :)

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  4. Get out and dig in that dirt. Or those pages :)

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  5. I'm digging! It's growing! It's slow, for sure....

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