Friday, February 19, 2016

Revising on Amtrak

brought my short story, “A Murmuration of Dragons,” with me on my train trip from Iowa to California, and I have to say what a wonderful experience to revise while riding the rails!

Using both my iPhone 6+ (Google Docs offline) and a hard copy of the story, I read and revise, look out the window at the Rockies, snack a bit--but mostly just rock with my story. I find a rhythm, and if that rhythm matches the rumbling of the tracks, no harm in that. 

There’s no urgent rush. As I write these words, I’ve still got about twenty-four hours of travel. I can sit back and listen to the words sing, albeit off key or not. This is a new kind of moving forward. Even if the surgery is unsuccessful, progress is made!

Add, remove, substitute--I think I can, I think I can . . .


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