There seems to be a popular notion about writing that you’ll produce a first draft for a book and you’ll either love it (in which case you’re delusional) or you’ll hate it (in which case you’re a realist).
I don’t fit into either of these categories.
It seems to me that the writers who admonish you to simply throw yourself into the first draft of your book or story and then revise and rewrite the hell out of it later are expressing what works for them. That’s great! Good. I’m glad they feel most comfortable writing that way. Awesome.
But not everyone’s the same, so I thought I’d give you a peek into my own personal writing process as it’s developed. If you want to stop reading here, I’ll totally understand. Everyone is different, and you might be completely uninterested in how I do things. Read more …