Going Crazy

As you may have heard, I have finished my very first draft ever. However, I am not going to mess with it until I get feedback. I’m sure not many writers work this way, but I decided to try something out. Especially since I have never had a finished first draft before. This is all new to me, therefore, I wanted to test the different methods of editing.
This, naturally, was a bad idea. Already I AM GOING CRAZY. I’m trying to wait until November to work on a new project or even editing the first draft. The problem is, I don’t know how long I can last this way. I am always writing and now that I have accomplished something I just want to keep going. One thing is for sure, I am not going to wait like this the next time around. I really need to find something to do before I go crazy.
Well, I do have another book planned out… who cares if I’m not in NaNoWriMo? Obviously, I can get done in four months… *sigh* I just don’t know what to do. I may just end up writing some more.

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3 thoughts on “Going Crazy

  1. Most writers, who have been published, will tell you that your final draft will probably not resemble your first draft too closely. You do need to distance yourself from the writing though, leave it for a week/fortnight/month and then go back to it. Wield the butcher’s knife, be ready to cut out anything that doesn’t make the grade no matter how much you loved it when you first wrote it. I’m still working on my first novel which has morphed into a series of short stories.
    There are times when I hate working on it, but that is to be expected. Writing is not something that you can love all the time. Well done for getting the first draft complete though, it gives you a brilliant base point.

    (Never get rid of old drafts, you never know when you will find gold in old writing.)

    • Thank you so much for the advice. It’s just hard putting something down when you feel a roll coming. However, you are right. I need to distance myself, it’s just a tad bit difficult. ^_^

      Also, I never thought about finding new gold in the old drafts. Thanks for the advice to keep the old stuff as I make the new. I’ll be sure to do that.

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