Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Snip snip

Read through the next-to-next-to-last chapter this a.m. and mostly made minor edits until I came to the final scene--8 pp. of beautiful writing leading up to an encounter between two characters that had been the whole original point of the chapter when I first drafted it almost 18 months ago. And it occurred to me that the scene is no longer necessary. I could easily cut it and in fact probably should. It slows down the emotional momentum, and the next-to-next-to-last chapter is a pretty stupid place to do that.

But I don't WANT to cut it!

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