View Full Version : 200k of old stuff

09-13-2007, 03:45 PM
I spent the last few months going through roughly 200k words of (mostly) old material, rewriting and fixing as I went along. Most of it is bad... and all of it needs more rewriting... but hey... it's 200,000 words of written stuff and I managed to wade through it all. That's a kind of accomplishment, right?

I've learned three things:

1) I suddenly realized just how I spent my youth.

2) 200,000 words are a lot more than it sounds.

3) Going through stuff you've written earlier in your life is tedious, embarrassing, and a lot more work than writing it in the first place.

Well, anyway. There's not really any point to this post, other than getting
stuff off my chest. :)

09-13-2007, 03:50 PM
I wish I'd kept all my old stuff now. I could do with a laugh.

09-13-2007, 05:33 PM
My god, I completely wince when I go back and read my old stuff -- particularly because at the time I was convinced I was a genius. Or at least an idiot savant.