Thursday, June 17, 2010


I made a post on my other blog about growing weeds in my flower/herb gardens. I'm more of a brown thumb person than green, so if a weed is attractive, I tend to keep it if it pops up among my flowers.

On the other hand, weeding out words in my work is a bit harder, as it must be done. Sometimes I really love a sentence that I've written. I become attached to it, it just has to be in there. But I know that it doesn't work with the WIP. There have been times that I've stubbornly left it in, only to go back and reluctantly delete it later.

My solution to this problem has been to open a document dedicated solely to sentences that I like, but don't work in the current WIP. This gives me a chance to review them periodically and see if they will work in another project. And it makes me feel better knowing they are still there, just waiting for the right novel.

Do you have trouble weeding out words?


Terri Tiffany said...

It was good to hear from you again! It's been awhile:)
I am doing that right now--weeding out words and each time I do it actually feels great. Any sentence that feels a little off at all is being attacked until I can read it and smile:)

Janet, said...

Sometimes I do have trouble weeding out words. But, they have to go, so out they go.