I’m not going to say “wasting,” even if that’s what it feels like.
That’s right. I printed out the first 48 pages of my MS, which is where I want to end my GH entry, and my still-6-ish-page synopsis yesterday. I figure that sometimes I see things on paper that I don’t see on my computer screen.
Odd how that works: I can read over something a dozen (or more!) times on-screen, and see something I totally missed on a paper copy.
I’ll chalk that one up to “things that make you go hmm” …
Great. Now that song is running through my head. Guess that’s better than Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA,” which was running through my head one day last week, driving me absolutely batty.
You’re right – it’s not wasted, because you do see things differently on paper. In particular, I like to “see” how long my chapters are, and where scenes end. Easier in print than counting pages on the computer screen.
Which reminds me… I’ve been thinking maybe that’s the next step with my current MS. Sometimes printing out what I have gets the creative juices flowing again…
That might help. I spent some time this morning rewriting the synopsis and inserting a scene toward the end. Some of the 12,000 words I cut a while back are now coming in handy!