Living in edit mode

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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There are piles of books on the table as usual… some of them with my name on the cover, which still feels rather odd.  The running joke in the family is that they look like ‘proper books’. Which, of course, they are…

As I edit, design and format, doing things I didn’t know how to do not so very long ago, I can’t help thinking how similar the process of writing is to living. You start with an idea of where you want to go and then it is pretty much up to you to choose how you are going to get there. Are you going to plan every chapter and stick to the plotline… or are you going to ‘open up and get out of the way’ and see where the story wants to take you?

It isn’t a question of simply sitting back and being wafted willy nilly…

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