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References to the novel Moneymaker

A new thing and second drafts

An update on what I’ve been doing: 1. Finished reading the Moneymaker first draft, with notations throughout. I’m betting I’ll rewrite most of the last half. That would have been spine-breaking to realize during the writing. It is only agonizing … Continue reading

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And I just found a big piece

A “eureka!” moment. I’ve read about it. Supposedly other writes catch this moment, but it’s been strangely absent from my writing life. Until today. I’ve extricated myself from the beached whale that is the second draft of Moneymaker. It seems … Continue reading

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The pain of rewriting

So today was something like open-heart surgery on a patient that is not only awake, but moving around on the table. It went as follows: This is irretrievably broken. to I’ve fixed it. I rule! to This is irretrievably broken. … Continue reading

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Short story work

After getting wiped out by reading chapters 1-8, I officially gave up on Moneymaker for today and picked up the first draft of Three Coins, which I finished three or four weeks ago. It’s not bad. But it needs a … Continue reading

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Me waste time now

Editing is painfully slow today. I’ve tried everything — lunch, diet coke, listening to No Diggity. None of it worked. So instead of trying harder, I thought I would take pictures of my office. Enjoy. A picture of Draft One. … Continue reading

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