I love writing. It makes me happy. I get to sit at my computer, punch the keys, and make a story come to life. When I get really into it, I'll pause when I get "blocked" to pace around the room and brainstorm. I drink tons of water (or coffee), I eat compulsively, and I pace some more. But I always get my thoughts on the page!
I started my rewrites today, and even though I'm struggling with it, I'm enjoying the process. I'm still not sure how I'm going to change this book to make it better, but I have a few ideas. That's coming through. I think what I have is a better start than where I began in the generation of this story. And I think I found a way to get more tension into this story.
And I learned something today: rewriting is writing! You don't really think of that very often. At least, I don't. I always looked at rewriting as editing, revising, changing sentences around, making different word choices, etc.. But I've never had to craft new scenes like this before (not because I'm that good, simply because I didn't know it was necessary on this book until now). And I remembered why I love writing! I have a better grasp on the characters, too. This means I get to shape them the way they're meant to be shaped from the beginning!
Anyway, I have a weird week ahead, so I'm going to finish this up and get a bit more writing done before I have to go to work.
Question of the week: Do you like rewriting? Why? Why not?