Writing is Like a Rice Krispie Treat — June 2019 Month in Review

Jackie Pick

Every spare moment when I’m not feeding little people or unleashing my fury (productively or otherwise) over some of the incredible injustices in the world right now is a moment spent on the first rewrite of my novel.

Hours upon hours are spent in the shop-prep-feed snack cycle for the little humans, so what is sacrificed is the time on the smaller pieces and/or time spent getting dog fuzz off the floor.

But the first rewrite is almost done. This process is like  Rice Krispie treats: messy and gooey and I’m working hard to put all the pieces together and also this is a terrible analogy.

In this first pass, I’m taking out what doesn’t belong and trusting my reader more. There were giant parts I skipped writing, and I’m skipping them right now as I just make sure I’m in the correct narrative voice and POV. Then before the…

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