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Revising Chant - VI

113K down, 18K to go.  Revisions have thus far resulted in a small net gain, and that gain will likely grow.  This does not concern me.  There comes a point where the endless quest for "tight writing" becomes counterproductive. Sure, removing twenty, fifty, eighty words from 131K wouldn't substantially change the story.  But those words may change how the reader experiences the story.

Today's goal is to hit the end, go back to insert those troublesome little lines, and be finished.

Typing must be done with my right arm at a funny angle due to a huge bruise on my forearm.  Last night my sparring partner and I were supposed to be doing no-touch sparring.  Sensei does this to us when he wants us to work on distance and precision.  Well...  I tend to be aggressive when it comes to contact.  My partner is apparently the same.  In our last match, we earned as many penalties as points.  The bruise came from blocking a hook kick.  (But I got in a solid hit to the ribs with my other hand!)  I must have hit the nerve because my fingers get tingly and numb now and then.

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queenoftheskies
Jun. 6th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
Way to go! You have breezed through those revisions. You're my inspiration for when I get ready to revise. I don't think I'll be anywhere near as speedy as you.

I'd love to read when you're done. (::hint::hint::) I can't wait to see what you've added.

Ouch on that bruise. Tingly fingers are annoying to type with, aren't they?
blairmacg
Jun. 6th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Well, this set of revisions have been relatively easy. Big structural changes were done in the previous pass, when I came back from VP with tons of ideas. This pass has been one of little tweaks intended to enhance what's there rather than change it.
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