It’s been around more than two months. I was trying to share. Fine, today is the best day to share. Got it from Pinterest.
- Find your most comfortable method
E.g. Italo Calvino would write and correct by hand, and then type out subsequent drafts.
- Try creative approaches
Gunter Grass would ask for a blank book from his printer, to write a draft including drawings.
- Set realistic expectations
Calculate how long it takes you to draft a full chapter, then estimate the total income.
- Pick a focus for your draft
For example Colleen McCullough would use her middle drafts to tweak characterization.
- Allow your first draft to be messy
Author Jennifer Egan says ‘blind, unconscious, messy efforts’ produce her best material.
- Get feedback on drafts when ready
Stephen King refers to a first draft as the ‘closed door’ draft. Share only when ready.
- Get it written, not right
There is plenty of time to tweak for the mot juste during revision and editing. Get it done.
Get feedback on your first draft: nownovel.com