As the weekend arrives, I am working on the third draft of The Risk of
Infidelity Index. This is a chance to rework some passages, streamline
others, and hit the delete key on others. Writing is a take no prisoners type of
activity. Characters who are wounded, wondering around without any purpose are
lined up and summarily executed. Others need a better grasp of their place in
the story. Any professional writer will tell you the same thing: it is in the
rewriting, a frightful close-up and personal job, that you scrub, polish and
tighten the prose and narrative line.
My blog entries are likely to be
less frequent as I concentrate on the third draft.