... more of the same, my friends.
What? You've finished your draft? Hooray!
Now we edit!!
A writer's work is never done.
Now, I have had a hard time switching from not judgemental writer, to hyper-analytical editor... so I'm just going to tell you ... I don't have the answers... BUT.. I know a few writers that have a pretty good idea!! Most of them are in my Blog Roll or they have commented on some previous posts. *you guys are freakin awesome!*
But one of them wrote a little mini-book on the process.
Well, she actually talks about the WHOLE process. So, While I don't have a lot to say here, as I am up to my eyeballs in editing my novel, myself... I will refer you to her!
I have mentioned her a few times in the past... but this book is pure gold!
I am a mix of discovery writer AND outliner to some degree, still experimenting to find my way. But along my journey I have realized that, like most OCD's, I value efficiency.
I am not enjoying my writing time, unless I feel productive. This sometimes means more than just a high word count... I want quality AND quantity. I want less revisions, less time discovery writing, and less time straight up outlining, and MORE time with my story.
In a nutshell. I don't want to waste time, just because I have it. I want every minute to count. Unrealistic, maybe. But a girl can dream. :) *that's what writers do, after all*
Enough of my late night rant... ENJOY!
Happy writing, friends!!
The author of 2k to 10k: Rachel Aaron's blot is http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/