Writing and Editing, 38

I am not a fan of Stephen King’s novels. I do not care for the genres of his particular focus. A statement which is claimed to have come from him, however, appealed to me. “In the heat of the moment” – to use a cliché, we tend to get through the initial stages of our written drafts in a painstaking manner; yet, we neglect to observe, assess and critique the outcome as a whole.

“When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.” ~ Stephen King