The saying is…”If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.”
Last night, I had to disagree.
In reading over my revisions from the weekend (hey, I made 5500 words by the way!), two pages really began to bother me. I mean, they weren’t horrible per say, but they also didn’t match up to my other pages.
Yeeeeesssssss, I BRIEFLY considered the “Ah, well. It’s good enough” path. But, knowing it would bother me to the rest of my days, I went back and took a good hard look at WHY it wasn’t working, figured out the problem, and now those pages SING with poignancy! (At least, to me.)
I really don’t think that makes me a perfectionist. I think it makes me a careful writer who doesn’t want her name attached to anything less than my absolute best effort.
Castle is on tonight. Everybody should start watching it so if we don’t want to talk about writing in the comments, we can at least talk about that :).
Happy Monday everybody!