- Apr 19, 2007
- MBTI Type
- Instinctual Variant
Yeah, the advice given to writers when they edit their own stories is to "kill your darlings".
He certainly couldn't kill this one, probably for sentimental reasons as you said.
Then again, think what Stephen King would've done. Oh wait! We don't have to imagine, we have the Dark Tower series.
I can rant about that one for awhile (my opinion is that the story basically just kept getting better and better from Book #1 through Book #4, which is likely to be one of my favorite books ever.... Book #5 is one of the worst books I've ever trudged through in my life and it took me months to do it, Book #6 is a bit better but the whole egomanic author inclusion should have been curtailed/killed, and Book #7 was workable except for the wind-down ending, even if I agree with his epiloque).
But that is another whole thread.