Yesterday I sent the fourth draft of my book off to my editor. To be entirely honest, I don’t know that I’ve ever written four drafts of anything.
When I talk about writing, I talk a lot about ‘doing it anyway’. Working on this book has been a masterclass in ‘doing it anyway’. As I’m going through and making the requested changes and additions, I keep seeing things that make me cringe and go “is that stupid? It sounds stupid” and “OH MY GOD THIS PLOT MAKES NO SENSE”. And then I just have to take a deep breath and keep going.
Plot is just the beginning.
Someone asked me, “Do you have any advice for someone who wants to start writing?” This is the answer that poured out of me.
I’ve had this site revamped for months now, just waiting for the right topic to come along, I suppose. It’s January 1st, so that seems as good a time as any to dive in and get started.