i’ve been posting every tuesday and friday giving updates and insight into my writing process. this week, i seem to be in a spot where i have nothing new to report.
my first draft is finished (as i mentioned on tuesday) and i am waiting for my wife to finish reading it for her opinion. i like to have a second set of eyes on my stuff in the hopes that if i made some glaring continuity error they would notice it. as it happens, after writing and reading what i’ve written a few times i barely notice anything. in fact, this month i realized that i had shifted character roles part way through a section of the story and had to go back re-reading everything just to make sure i was fixing the correct names. i think i got them all, and if not, hopefully julia can find the rest of them.
derek and i have an interesting idea for the march story, he will write more about it in his post on monday. for now, i’m doing the best i can to brainstorm ideas to write, because who knows how much time i’m going to have next month. my (completely unrealistic) goal is to have a first draft finished by the 3rd, giving me more than enough time to have a baby (well, witness my wife having a baby) and then edit during my newly rediscovered awful sleep patterns. maybe i’ll even do some writing on my phone while i sit in the hospital waiting for anything to happen.
that’s probably a terrible idea.
for now, i just hope i have enough time to fix up this draft and send it to derek before monday. worse case scenario, i don’t fix it up at all until after he reads it. i don’t think that would be a horrible thing, but i’d rather try to have it as polished as i can before derek tells me it’s all rubbish.
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