Peg Herring's Blog – October 2009 Archive (22)

Immersion

Once upon a time I worked in a bakery...for about three days. It was kind of fun, kind of funny. One task taught to me by a kind but verbally challenged worker was the process of what she called "emerging" the doughnuts. It involved a screen that pressed them under the hot oil, and they did eventually "emerge" from it completely cooked.



I do my best writing when immersed in the story, but sometimes it takes a lot to get there: a lot of time, a lot of silence, a lot of freeing my mind… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on October 2, 2009 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

The Never-ending Edit

I believe that I could edit eternally, and I have to be very stern with myself about it. I edit in layers, so for example, I might start editing for character, checking to be sure I've been consistent and interesting and all that. But then I see a phrase that isn't quite the way I'd like it, and pretty soon I'm editing something else entirely.



Now that's not all bad, because it probably will improve the piece, but WHERE does it STOP? Maybe when I'm so sick of the whole thing that I… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on October 1, 2009 at 10:22pm — 5 Comments

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