like 80% of what I do when I "write" is revise.
but those aren't the rules of this marathon.
we're supposed to see who can write the most *new* words during the marathon.
and I don't write like that normally.
normally I write one scene. then I work on revising. the next day I write another scene. then I work on revising. the next day I might write two scenes. but then I revise some more.
and I *think.*
I drive around and mull over the plot. I just think about this character or that character while I'm doing stuff until magically I get an idea for *one scene.* then I write down the *one scene* and, yanno, revise some more.
this sitting in a chair and just writing newstuff newstuff newstuff one scene after the other...
it feels like I'm digging it straight out of my bone marrow (with an ice-cream scoop). like there is nothing left to dig out without breaking a femur or something.
do real people write like this?!
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