The Paranoid Writer

When Life Gets in the Way

Destroying the First Draft

Quit Complaining.

I’m destroying my first draft, which is what I should do as a writer when I work on the second draft.  Really, it’s my middle section that I am re-writing.  The vision is still true, but the writing is more cohesive, and the strings are there.  For the third draft, the plot will remain the same, but I will spend more time on the detail or get rid of it if there is too much.  It’s a process.  It’s not easy and requires patience.  If only the Muse existed, and I could invoke her to tell my tale.  The reality: the Muse does not exist.  It’s just hard work.

April 16th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

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