I have written almost every day for the last two weeks. But there have been some nights that I’ve walked away knowing what I just wrote was utter garbage! Things even teenage me would have cringed to read.
That is the beauty of a first draft though, it can all be garbage. Because the magic of the red pen can fix it! (Yes, I edit with a red pen. It’s the English Teacher in me.) But I am not a multiple draft writer. I write a 1st draft then I do a hard edit/second draft before sending it to my editor. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing this wrong. I see so many people who write draft after draft, and that just seems exhausting? Maybe I’m the one doing it wrong.
This is one of my favorite meme’s. I think we all need a reminder that first drafts are crap. Just get the words out.
Because my writing has been so blah lately, I have pushed back my announcement for my next book for a few weeks. This is just to give me more time to write a more polished draft and get a better handle on a new book launch strategy. That is the beauty of self publishing. You can make adjustments to fit you and your life.
It feels like I have all the time in the world and no time at all.
On top of writing, Kris and I have an exciting project coming up that we will share in the coming weeks.
It is very cold here today. The high is suppose to be 3 and they are predicting 3 inches of snow. I’m going to go curl up with a warm latte and a book. If you are looking for a break and haven’t already read them, I’ve linked my books below. As a reviewer on Amazon said of The Haunting of Locker 31 “This book was incredible and suspenseful!! I couldn’t put it down! I had to keep reading to find out what would happen next!”