Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Writing a novel: starting the 2nd draft

A new document is opened called Draft 2

18 Aug  6635
19 Aug 11500
20 Aug 15681
21 Aug 18202
22 Aug 18383
hang on a minute...
27 Aug 15909

This is where the wordcount incentive starts to break down. Finding so much to cut out can be depressing, it's a small leap of thought to feeling that every single word is no good, the idea is no good, why am I doing this? etc etc... You become blind to everything that made you start in the first place and only see what's wrong. This last week hasn't been good, but yesterday one new sentence cheered me up and I think I'm ready to move on to Chapter 7.


sarahball said...

Keep looking forwards, Stephanie, even words deleted gets you closer to your goal! x

Stephanie Zia said...

Thanks, Sarah. Yes, maybe the deleted one are as important as the ones that get to stay.