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.

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3 Responses to “Murder Your Darlings”

  1. Zoe Winters June 15, 2010 at 8:28 pm #

    Yep. Same boat here. LOL.