by Shelt Garner
I’m waiting to start writing the second draft of the first novel in this five novel project. I really want to just start writing NOW, but I am beginning to understand why they tell you to wait a month before working on your second draft.
It really does help a lot to clear your mind some before you turn around and start working on the second draft. You need to decompress. You need to also do a lot of reading and development before you throw yourself back into things. It’s too easy to get too excited and grow overwhelmed. Then you experience burnout.
So, I’m going to try to do some reading and development for a little bit longer. I really love, love, love the writing element of novel production when the conditions are right. They aren’t always right, but sometimes they are. Anyway, I’m going to force myself to read and develop for a little bit longer.