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That Novel Will Never Be Perfect

From Katie Hayoz

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I’m not a perfectionist.  Little mistakes don’t bother me.  But when it comes to my writing, I take pride in what I do and I want what I put out there to be not just decent, but good.  I rewrote Untethered at least eighteen times.  Literally.  And I’m talking full-on, rip-it-up and make do with the shreds kind of rewriting, not moving sentences around. What started as a five page story ended up (20 years later) to be a 340 page novel.  That novel went through so many critiquing sessions and beta readers that I was sure it would be perfection by the time it was published.

Ha.  Not quite.

Writing is art, and like all art there is a point where the person creating the work just has to stop. She just has to tell herself that particular piece…

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Comments on: "WNW Welcomes Rave Reviews Book Club 2nd “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR, KATIE HAYOZ!!!" (2)

  1. Bette – Thank you for being so supportive of Katie and Rave Reviews Book Club. It is members like you that make us all shine. Congratulations Katie.

  2. laurie27wsmith said:

    It’s always good to hear from other authors Bette.

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