Hooray!! I finished the first draft of Dragons’ Flight on Sunday. What a fabulous rush of pride and accomplishment! 😀
Sneak Peak! Here’s the cover I’m contemplating:
Every writer’s process is different. My approach is to get the first draft out and clean it up later. I don’t revise as I work. In fact, I don’t even read back more than a few paragraphs to orient myself to the new day’s work. I simply push forward to “The End.” Consequently, when I finish my first draft, I need to read the entire novel to see whether or not it hangs together.
I’m in my cool-down phase at the moment. The few days rest between the writing and the reading. Can hardly wait to dive in and see if it’s a complete story, or if there are plot holes that desperately need to be filled, but I know that giving myself a few days will also give me the distance I need for proper perspective.
So…tomorrow or the next day I will print my draft and ready my highlighters and red pen for action. I’ll also read through Holly Lisle’s One Pass Manuscript Revision again. Her system fits my process perfectly, and I’m thrilled to have found such a concise guide to follow.
Dragons’ Flight is coming soon. There’s still a lot of process to explore before it’s ready for release (my editor’s input is a huge part *lol*), but it’s coming!!