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08 May 2006 @ 09:17 pm
tired brain  
Reading on screen is not easy. I got about halfway through the HoS manuscript, which is as much as I can handle tonight. It is extremely weird to read it. It's like reading something someone else wrote, that I've read many, many times. Do other writers on my flist find that happening?

There's a section in the middle that does seem like something I wrote, but I cannot for the life of me tell if the voice changes in there or if it's just that that several-chapter stretch changed less than other huge swathes of text, so it's literally more familiar to me (this book has been majorly rewritten 3 times; this, autopope, is why you need not whimper at my daily wordcount: my writing style can involve a *whole* lot of revision). Presumably commentary from der editrix will cover that, if it's a problem. I just ... man. Can't tell.

I would like very much to be well tomorrow, please.

miles to Isengard: 31
it's a great life, if you don't weaken: sense of occasion sandbaggers burnisdematociquala on May 8th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
I usually find that if I reread anything I wrote once it's in print, I hate it with a passion. It's one reason why I try to avoid doing readings, though I'm not pathological about it.

Sometimes I find a little bit that I love unreasonably, however. Like that snappy comment of Lucifer's I stumbled over this morning when revising a bit near it that I suddenly needed to fix.
Autopopeautopope on May 9th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
I have a different problem: I rarely re-read anything more than once (willingly), so by the time a book of mine gets into print I've gone over it so many times that I am deathly tired of it.

This is really annoying, because I write the sort of books I'd like to read. Maybe in a decade or so the memories will have faded enough that I can come to them fresh.