Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I moved the microwave and deleted some Elves

That was my day today. I cleaned the house and then did some editing (which I love, against all probability, which is why it irritates me to no end to see an book that has obviously not been edited).

Moving the microwave has really thrown me off. I keep going to the wrong end of the counter, kind of irritating after the fifth time (don't give me that look, it's not like I actually cook). Deleting the elves has been less disorienting. Though now of course I am lamenting my decision. What if all the back and forth agonizing I put myself through ultimately lead to the wrong decision and has seriously damaged the integrity of my work? Obviously more back and forth agonizing is required.

Seriously though, deleting the elves leaves me with a world populated only with humans and one other non-human-yet-sentient race. It seems strange to me. Probably because, in general, you either have Humans or Humans and Elves and Dwarves and Dragons et al. But here I am with just the two. One of my friends says this is just fine and makes perfect sense. Personally I think she's just trying to cut down on the back and forth agonizing.

Removing them has left me with an empty spot in the plot. But this is an empty spot that doesn't even come up for a loooong time. And, to be fair, this is a bit of plot that is left over from the high school days and so much else has changed that this one part is probably not worth preserving as it will most likely change as well.

Don't know what will happen with it. I've always disliked Elves in general and if I'm going to write them I should at least take the opportunity to write them as complete jerks. Which would not have worked in this particular case.

Enough blogging. I have some agonizing to do!

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