Returning to Fit (Day 3/90)
I haven’t thought about Fit for a little over a month now, but it seems way longer. It’s been a busy month, I guess. But that’s good(!), according to writer-me, who frequently tells students to have multiple projects in progress in order to get some space while letting drafts rest, and then to realize where the energy is (Project X or Y or Z, for instance) and consequently where it isn’t (maybe it’s time to finally scrap Project WTH once and for all?).
This morning, after a month away, I’m debating whether or not I want to continue with the day-by-day plan of The 90-Day Rewrite, which I was excited about on Day 1 and Day 2. If it’s been over a month though and I’ve abandoned it entirely, then either I’m kidding myself or maybe my 90 days need not be consecutive and I should just accept the fact that I’ll get to them when I get to them (hopefully with better results than these).
So, OK, I just read what Watt writes for Day 3, and he basically says stuff about how we can revisit and clarify moments that we know we need but for some reason just aren’t there yet. He suggests revising by adding a new or different perspective, an alternative or a variation, and seeing what comes of it.
Off the top of my head, I still haven’t figured out what to do with “pine torch” (which I started to worry about here and then began to figure out here). Wow, actually, I never would have realized “pine torch” was still a problem for me on my own today, and I know I wouldn’t have searched for or reread those old posts, which just reminded me (OMG, how much did I need to read these today?) that I am a really slow writer. (How could I have forgotten? Maybe because I’ve felt so guilty about not working on Fit at all for a month?) But anyway, yeah, FYI, slow writers are especially good candidates for having multiple projects in progress at once, so we can actually finish one once in a while, know what I mean? All right, if you made it this far into this post, let me at least leave you with these videos about (1) what we think we need to be doing and (2) just doing it your own way.