There’s something exhausting about the type of revision that involves radically expanding your first draft. It’s like being on a treadmill: you run and run and don’t get anywhere. I’m four thousand words into a story that was four thousand words long, and I still have two thousand to go.

It’s a lot better now, mind you, and I’m enjoying parts of the process. But tiring. And I’m on a deadline, too, because I want to submit this to a place that’s about to close its reading period. Gngggh.

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  1. lindenfoxcub

    glad to hear I’m not the only one. I have a novelette that started out 11000 words long, and gains 1k every time I rewrite a section. The problem is there’s so much plot to the story, there’s really nothing I can cut that would reduce the word count. And the same thing happens every time I rewrite. But at least I’m adding plot points and not padding it with blather.

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