New location, new perspective

by Russell on March 17, 2011

There’s something about a different location that changes your perspective on your book. A new view out the motorhome window does something to your brain. Chapters I’ve edited and thought required minimal changes have yielded big changes once read again at my new location. Pages I read through a week ago and found minor typos seem to have altered while resting on the harddrive. And the new changes jump out at me, screaming for attention. They flash neon lights. So weird. The alterations were lurking there all along, but required a new parking spot to reveal themselves in all their splendour.

The moral of the story. Write a book in one location, then move to another to start editing. Who’d have guessed.

The heads above are some of the interesting carvings in the RV park.

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Russell March 19, 2011 at 5:13 am

Maybe they serve the same purpose as the Gargoles of times past, whose function was to scare away evil spirits.

BTW. This is America. Don’t you now sue the land agent who sold you the house for failing to disclose the band 🙂

Remember also – your “not perfect” is the readers “holy shit, this is good”

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Cynthia March 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Those heads are ugly. I suppose it’s deliberate. To scare away those who may have something ugly lurking inside? I wish I could move my house for awhile. The band next door is banging the drums vibrating my office and I just can’t seem to see my first 50 pages as clearly as I should (and we all know they’re not perfect).

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Ruth & Bob Harris March 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Those heads are downright ugly.

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