|Writing a Novel– via iAuthor|
I’m going to start on the third draft of my WIP soon.
I’m hoping it won’t involve major structural changes. The mists have cleared, and I can see the world in my story quite well, thanks, in large part, to some on-location research.
I do feel some trepidation, but nothing can match the confused elation of the first draft, that feeling of being lost yet excited.
Over the years, I’ve grown to love revision almost as much as the first creative burst. And I think the fun I’m having while making cuts has shown results on the page. My new high these days is the joy of finishing a story, writing ‘the end’ in my head– making sure each word needs to be there, each comma, every fullstop.
What gives you your high while writing? The first draft? Revisions? Reviews? As a reader, do you ever try to imagine when and how an author wrote a scene?