Deep thoughts

I often wonder how many trees have died for the sake of my writing career. In the case of FOUR STONES, the answer is this many:

And counting.

I really have no idea why I’m keeping all of those drafts in hard copy. I really should recycle them. Or I should just learn to bang out amazing, polished first drafts. That would work too.

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10 Responses

  1. Too funny. I have a bag of marked up drafts. Do we really just toss them once done?

  2. Pam Harris says:

    Lol, how did you sneak into my office? I totally have this pile. πŸ™‚

  3. I’m always terrified to print out manuscripts. All those trees. . . and all the ink cartridges. It’s just scares me. πŸ˜‰

  4. Susan says:

    Oh jeez, I don’t even WANT to know how much paper it’s been… Seeing as I just printed another 350 pages for editorial edits–yeah, lots of trees have died at my hands. On the bright side, I always recycle the draft once I’m done. I used to hang onto them, but…it got to be way too much space in my office. πŸ™‚

    • Meredith says:

      I really should recycle them, but for some reason I just can’t pull the trigger and toss them in the bin. And I hear you about taking up too much space. I didn’t actually assemble them for the picture. My husband (perhaps in a show of passive-aggressiveness?) piled them there for me to stare at. πŸ™‚

  5. It’s wrong but I totally love that photo. All that writing, the organisation, the sticky notes! Yeah, there might be something wrong with me.
    – Sophia.

  6. kat owens says:

    I hear you. I’ve tried to do 2 pages per sheet, but the writing is so small it hurts my eyes. Also, double sided printing always tends to lead to paper jams and disaster. So, I print one-sided, and then let my kids use the back of old drafts for coloring sheets.
    There’s always the chance someone will read the back and be totally confused, but it could be worse.

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