Because people often ask me questions about my “writing process” and whatnot, well, here you go. You know those word metrics I’ve been posting for that new project? Forget them. I’ve just trashed those 2500 words. They weren’t going anywhere; they didn’t convey the right feel; they were just not what I wanted. So I’m starting over.
Contrary to the (kind of hilarious and sometimes downright insulting) backlash over on Twitter, this is not a big deal. There’s nothing tragic or lamentable about it. The words were crap, so I got rid of them. Words are not a finite resource, you know.
And crap words are a dime a dozen. I’m sure as hell not going to hoard them.