“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” —Robert A. Heinlein
I officially finished my first draft on May 1st. It’s terrible, but I finished. (See previous entry, ie, “all first drafts are shit”.) The more exciting part is my completed outline for draft two. I think it’s got great potential, and I am thrilled to pieces to have a project I’m actually proud of. So I have been lying low in limbo land, twiddling my thumbs, waiting for enough distance and/or time to pass to begin that second draft. Time, everyone said. Give it time, give yourself a break. Turns out, two and a half weeks is about all I can stand. I’m ready to go! I’m ready to finish this thing! So today is the day. SECOND DRAFT HERE I COME!
For Research: Novel Shortcuts by Laura Whitcomb
For Leisure: The Dark & Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
“The first draft of anything is shit.” – Hemingway