Paying for School
My ongoing adventures in life and the pursuit of more...
Monday, November 21, 2011
Editing OR The Death of Ideas
And I slowly become aware that I'm losing it...
17 pages are down to 8 now. Plus title page. Plus bibliography (please God, don't let him count the bibliography...). And words cover the floor, some whole phrases, some paragraphs - there's even one whole page that sitting under my thinking chair, dejected and plotting - i fear - to give me a paper cut.
I have so much to learn.
p.s. Much thanks to the generous contributors to Educating Brian! Money received by paypal, gifts sent to SSU, offerings at church - I am grateful and I am humbled. This dream is coming true one dollar at a time!
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I always tell myself that it is better when I've cut so much. I seldom believe it.ReplyDelete
ah, the words we use to comfort ourselves...ReplyDelete
I hear ya. I leave out entire concepts in my papers. Its kinda depressing, and you know if you receive a bad grade on it you'll immediately be like "Ya but, I had so much more to say!" Frustrating.ReplyDelete
Every half decent writer learns, at some point, it is imperative to "kill those babies..."ReplyDelete
Reading aloud works, too... :-)
The most important lesson I learned in my first year of J-school was this phrase:
"Economy of words"