Tuesday, September 25, 2007

On Cutting Your Darlings

I must vent! I've been spending the past three days TOTALLY REDOING the first three chapters of the Earth section of Out of the Shadows. On one hand, the changes do a much better job of showing a few things that needed to be shown, and they also make my earthian hero much more of a sympathetic character. (No, not a pathetic character!) However, I've had to eliminate some pretty nice scenes with funny dialogue, and I'm about to eliminate one more. Oh, it's so good. But it must be gone... eliminated... destroyed... (Just like all the evidence from the Patriots' Spy-Gate.)

Oh, the humanity!

The good news is that I'm putting it in my deleted scene folder, so I can always put it back!

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