Rock out to Editing

Jessica Marie Baumgartner

“Write drunk, edit sober.”

Writers love to cling to these little mantras. Some of them work some don’t. I prefer to edit tipsy. You need to be of sound mind, but going through old work can be too painful at times. But if I feel that a piece needs sever patchwork, music is what keeps me going.

It shouldn’t be a surprise. There are more writers with musical talents than a lot of us know. Writing and music have always been distant cousins. We write music, we play on words.

wiriting is music

I’ve been restructuring the first 2 novels I wrote. The second is better, makes me feel like Dr Frankenstein bringing the dead back to life, but it is grueling. Some nights I feel as if I’m going in circles. After so many go-throughs you need to bring in outside help. Which I have done. I’m currently taking the advice I’ve…

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