Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It seemed logical at the time

Writing Wednesday #29

Now that camp is over, I've started editing my project. There's nothing quite like editing to make me acutely aware of all the little mistakes I make while writing everyday. Not to mention it gives me an added appreciation for the whole writing process because it is so much easier than editing. 
This book in particular I realized how much of my plotting is done on the spot. I just dived into the plot with a few vague ideas such as 'Mandy needs to go and see her family' and such with no real plot planned out. On the whole, I'm realizing the book turned out pretty good, but I'm still coming across passages that I read and then go "Why did I ever write that?" and my brain responds with a shrug and "Well, it seemed logical at the time." 

This is a small clip from my book, Just Your Ordinary Messenger, which I had actually forgotten about, but while writing this blog post I found it and just had to include it. 

“Mandy, you cleaned the apartment?” She asked with an upraised eyebrow.
I nodded.
“You’ve been captured by enemy agents and held for four days and the first thing you did when you got back was to clean up?” 
“It seemed logical at the time.”

Have you done anything recently that seemed logical at the time, but doesn't now?


  1. I loved that little snippet! Good luck with your editing :)

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. Thanks, Ellie! Well, so far I haven't gotten nearly as much done as I had hoped, but I'm still working. =)


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