Sunday, May 17, 2009

5.17 Heavy sigh...

I asked J to read over my paper for comments. As I'm busy looking through his redlines, I came across a set of brackets around a sentence and the note "consider revising".


This is a sentence I have revised. At last count, about five times.

He's right. It stinks.


I'll try to revise it again. I think it's a point I need later.


Maybe I'll just kill it here and bring it up later.


It's too bad I'm not using a typewriter. There used to be a somewhat visceral satisfaction in threading the paper back into the typewriter and typing xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Watching x's appear on the screen isn't nearly as much fun as the wham-wham-wham of the key on the platen.

1 comment:

beadlizard said...

I do NOT miss typewriters!

Stick with it. You *are* a good writer. --syl [word verification is "repsych"]