Browsing All posts tagged under »second draft«

Seriously, Though. Tomorrow. Friday at the Latest. PROMISE.

August 15, 2013 by


I’m in the very final phase of this draft. At this point it really shouldn’t be called ‘editing’ it should be called ‘reading through and making sure I didn’t screw anything up when I was editing’. Apart from the occasional part where I’ve managed to delete a word from a sentence and I sort of […]

The Second and a Half Draft

July 4, 2013 by


This last pass of the edit is annoying. I keep having to tell myself off. I’ll be cruising through a scene and I’ll hiccup over something and backtrack and glare at it. But it won’t be an easy fix. At this point things are either insanely minor, and I take care of them without even […]

These Are the Things a Second Draft is Made of…

May 7, 2013 by


Sometimes the second draft is where I go back in and make the intention of it clear from the mess of words I threw at the page the first time. Sometimes I write things and I have no idea what I’m doing and the second draft is me finding something in the text I had […]

Even in Fiction Climaxing Early is Not Cool

April 10, 2012 by


I have concern. I’m afraid the climax of Wizards is going to come too soon. I’m afraid the first act, those first four hours, will be too short to be a book but if I add their second adventure it will be too long. And I have to account for the fact that it will […]