Is there a Muse of Revision?
Posted February 7, 2010on:
It’s Saturday and icy cold. I sit, tucked under a soft blanket, computer on my lap, and stare at the screen, waiting for inspiration to return.
“Send” is done. There is a beginning, a middle, and an end.
And yet… it’s not done. Not fully baked. Not the story I wanted to tell.
It’s close, though. So close, I tingle with anticipation. I’d put the project aside for a few days and return to it now, refreshed.
I have learned I’m not a fan of revision.
I love starting a new project, immersing myself in the lives of the characters I’ve created, getting lost in the zone. Fingers fly over my keyboard, scene after scene fills the hard drive, haunting my dreams when I stop. I don’t know why but that doesn’t happen for me during the revision process.
Is there a muse of revision? I need one.