ah – the joys of editing – I have been editing for 2 days straight this week so this looks very familiar ;)
Painful but joyful too, absolutely. What are you working on at the moment?
Got a few projects (poetry collection, children’s book, non-fiction book) going simultaneously, but mainly trying to sort out and editing all my poems from the last 3 years – I am pretty disorganised (but this will change – new years resolution) :)
That is a lot on your plate! Sounds great though – you wouldn’t suffer a single moment of boredom with all that. How’s the resolution going? If I’d made one, it would have been to finish off half a dozen projects I’ve got going, but haven’t got around to finishing. But I didn’t make it in order not to turn around and break it nearly right away.
I know this doesn’t relate to your post but noticed the music you’ve been listening to. I didn’t know Mingus played piano! I really enjoy his double bass gear. It seems he also played cello. Cheers man.
Yeah, he’s a great composer – and played piano on some albums, something I didn’t known either, until a few months ago. Also been listening to one of his masterpieces – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. Heard that one, Andrew? It’s pretty damn good.
Haven’t heard it. I’ll check it out, cheers. Me thinks I need to sit down to some severe editing now month of poetry is over… but it’s too tempting to write a haiku a day for the Feb #lazy?
I feel the same, Andrew – I should be editing more but it’s too tempting to keep going with new stuff. And haiku a day, that could be fun too – though I’m now four days behind!
Sometimes it’s just one word that makes all the difference, sometimes a whole poem gets trashed and a new one is born, sometimes we just have to kill our darlings.
I’ve had major operations that have been less painful than revising!
Yes! I’ve jettisoned a few poems of late, it’s both frustrating and freeing – spending time on it only to, eventually, cut it away.
Hahaha! Less expensive, at least, than your average major operation no doubt
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