Check out this insightful post from the Novelty Revisions blog that informs us that We Need to Talk About First Drafts, Now That I’m Rewriting Mine
I’ve never pretended that I know everything there is to know about writing.
The whole point of starting a much earlier version of this blog 11 years ago was to spotlight my life as a naive aspiring writer. I only started giving writing advice as I began to commit to learning not just how to write, but how to advance as a storyteller.
Even then, though, I’ve always made it a point to admit when something is beyond my scope of knowledge. If I don’t have much experience with something, I’m honest about that. And when I make mistakes, I call myself out on them and aim to always do better.
So here’s something I’m going to tell you now: I’ve never actually finished the second draft of a book. At least, not technically.
I’ve always struggled with long-term projects. And while I don’t have trouble committing to things, once…
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