This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
For how long do you shelve your first draft, before reading it and re-drafting? Is this dependent on your writing experience and the number of stories/books under your belt?
Answer to question one: It depends.
Once you finish it, you’ll be more than ready for your revisions.
Answer to question two: Experience allows me to see my writing growth. I get a little better.
Some more wisdom is that we should remind ourselves that we succeeded. Accomplished something only a few of the 7.9 billion humans on Earth are capable of doing.
Revising will be harder than getting our first draft down. No one likes the truth when it hurts. If you land up just rephrasing what you already have then, it’s done.
Let your beta readers tell you where it stands and move on to the next masterpiece waiting to be captured.
What about you? Do you start something new right away or do you distract yourself with another hobby?
On several occasions I tried to return the comment and was rejected. I don’t know why, but I’d like you to know I return all comments when I can. Sorry if I missed you.