I’ve written before about unearthing stories.
About how exciting it is, seeing them emerge from the ground, the twists and turns revealed as you dig deeper.
But this latest story, the one I thought complete and clear, just needing a final polish? Well, it’s not so complete, after all. Instead, it’s as though I’ve broken it and am now re-assembling the pieces, leaving out some that have turned out to be unnecessary and adding new pieces found hiding in the fertile soil. It’s a lengthy and complicated process, but I have to stick with it until the job is done.
In other words, this structural edit is driving me crazy! 🙂
Keep going, Helen! The end is in sight…
Thanks Ali – I’m getting there!
Been there with dissertation chapters, you’ll get through it. No fun in the moment though!
Thanks Eilis! I must say I’m in a much better space today, think I might have finally cracked it!