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The Arduous Edit, Initial Thoughts

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Haleakalā by Dan 2018


Well, I’m almost 3 weeks into the Arduous Edit. Good news. It’s not nearly as arduous as I feared. In fact, it feels much like the Great Rewrite, only more arthroscopic surgery opposed to cracking the chest open. I find myself concentrating on the smaller scale stories, the character stories, opposed to the sweeping plot points, and cutting away the fat like a bloody smocked butcher.

Also, I’m surprised to say that so far the Arduous Edit is going at Bugatti Veyron speed. Hammering down the track at this rate, I’ll be done with the Arduous Edit, the first cut anyway, in about 3 months. Awesome!

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