Murder Your Darlings
“Murder Your Darlings” is a pretty common bit of writing advice: it’s usually meant in the sense that you need to cut or delete stuff that doesn’t work, even if you just love it to pieces and isn’t it awesome?!
Tonight, though, I think it also has another meaning. I have too many projects going on, too many to possibly have time for, and so I have to pick and choose which ones will gain the benefit of my time and which ones get back-burnered.
By deciding to not devote time to a particular project, I am in effect murdering it. Even if I’m really really sorry about it.
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In WIP news, I submitted 5 poems to a publisher this evening and did another round of edits on PIPES. I’m thinking it’ll be ready to go out in another few days.