The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

Am I the only one...

...who 2/3-3/4 of the way into a wip feels the need to stop and reread the whole project again, even if I've been working steadily on it and it should all, theoretically, still be fairly fresh in my mind (specifically because the dratted thing is under 60K)?

I have this overwhelming, paralyzing sense of *needing* to reread it because I feel l'm waffling all over the place. However, if I do reread, I may not be content to make notes of the genre, "flesh this out; remember to add detail F; make X clearer, so Y is foreshadowed," etc. I may get sucked into to polishing and I just don't want that right now. This is not the draft for that. This is the draft for forward motion, and the reread impulse seems contrary to that. I. just. want. to. finish. and. set. it. aside. YESTERDAY!

I don't believe the story is too *big*--it is rather straightforward, linear, and contained--so from whence does this I-have-to-reread-NOW! feeling come?  
Tags: that thing called writing, to be undone
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