found myself thinking a lot about how to turn Concrete Blond from an incredibly stupid movie into a good one. fancying myself a script doctor, but really a story-doctor who gets to see the movie they finished and then go /back/ and fix it. ie that is not a real job because it’s impossible.
not unrelated, it happened as I was feeling really bad about my book. feeling like I have worked all these years to lay out, only for myself, in ways that only I will ever know or care about, the precise ways I am not able to write a good enough book. there is the book you want to write and then the book you are capable of writing and they never match up exactly but exactly how thin will you let the lemon in the venn diagram be.