Weeding my story

I made a lot of big edits yesterday. A little traumatic. I had made a little flow chart of where my characters were going and what they were learning and discussing. I realized that – oops – they either already discussed that or really didn’t need to discuss that. I feel happy they are gone. It’s like weeding a garden and realizing after you pulled a gigantic pile of weeds that your garden is pretty fine looking. All your flowers and shrubs can breathe. I haven’t had a garden in years but the memory of weeding stays sharp.

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