Yes, I finally finished a first draft of my current work in progress. I love that feeling-that joy of writing those two words THE END.
But is it really the end? Not yet. I put the file aside for now so I can look at it with fresh eyes. I will probably start after the new year. Print it out and edit. Some people can edit on the computer but I am not one of them. I have to have hard copy to edit on. It’s just what works for me.
Everyone has their own way of doing things. I just get the first draft out, I call it “vomit” not the prettiest analogy but it works. I write and don’t stop until I am done. I will make notes to myself for later.
Before I print it out I will run it through spell check and then work on adding the layers to the chapters. Description-more dialogue-occasionally more characters- Especially with this book. A new character popped up and took the story over so I may end up starting the story further in.
That is the joy of writing. It is the same, yet it’s not. The basics are the same it’s how we approach them that differs.
Once I do all the edits and have what I think is the final edition I give it to my two final readers. One checks for consistency and one for grammar. Then, I’ll submit it-but that’s for another post.