What is writing a second draft like?
It’s like going through a wonderful hike in the wilderness on a clear summer’s day with friends, seeing spectacular sights and creating life-long memories…..
And then remembering you left your backpack with all your expensive camping gear at the last rest stop, running all the way to get it, then hoofing it back to discover literally everything is on fire. Including your backpack. And your friends.
What I’m trying to say is that it can be hard. Especially when you know that altering one aspect of the story will have a domino effect, resulting in other changes that you might not have wanted to make but must in order for the story to work.
I’m writing this post now because I’m nervous about beginning. I like my little imperfect story, but I also know it needs to be fixed in certain areas if I want it to be the best it can be.
If you don’t hear from me in over two weeks, send someone with chocolate.