What to Do After the First Draft

I am re-blogging this article for a couple of reasons.
First, I need to keep a copy of this for myself – a reminder of some things I need to be aware of as I continue on with my own book writing projects. This blog _ SCAN-a-BLOG is all about SHARING.

Two, I like to share information with others who may find a benefit from this article. I like to Share the Happiness!

A Writer's Path

by Katie McCoach

Your fingers hurt. Your eyes burn. You haven’t had anything to drink except coffee for the past few days, weeks, year. You are pretty sure you haven’t slept a full night without dreaming about characters and plot lines.

You are certain you will never type again. Because you finally finished writing the first draft of your novel. Phew!

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By Lynda McKinney Lambert

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3 replies on “What to Do After the First Draft”

You know, I was thinking more about this, too. The fact that we have a critical voice inside of us that blinds us to what we have done or what we are attempting to do. I call it the IC – the inner critic, too. So I really relate to your comment so well. I was looking back at some photos of art work I did as a resident at Vermont Studio School in 1987 – just this week. Because I was so critical of those works, I could not really see them for the remarkable paintings they were at that time. Looking back at the photos this week, opened my eyes to that reality. I destroyed many of those pieces because I did not yet understand them. I think understanding takes lots of time – and in we get lost. Thanks so much for your comments. I love hearing from you, Fellow Traveler on the narrow road. Lynda

Dear Lynda, thank you for sharing such an inspiring blog post. I could also say thank you for sharing the happiness (as you say it so beautifully). And in a way we all understand the creative struggle and the importance of being proud of the small things we do (and build our self-confidence) and to take a step back and look at a creative project with new eyes (very often when I finish a project, I don’t like it and I need to take a step back, silent my inner critic and fall in love again with the result of my work). Have an amazing day!

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