Aaaand…it’s done. Sorta.
Big news, all: the 2nd draft of my WIP is finally finished!
Well…kinda, anyway. My WIP’s outline now appears to be set in stone, sure, and every scene required by that outline is indeed in the book. On the other hand, several of those scenes are still quite sketchy, with a few being little more than reams of dialogue with the odd action thrown in. In other words, it’ll still be some time before the book is really in a readable state.
And more time still, of course, before the book is even close to ready to be sent to agents.
The main thing with this draft is that I’m now happy with the story I’m telling, even though I’m not yet happy how it is being told. When I start the next draft, I can safely say that it won’t be a top-down re-write like this draft became; rather, I’ll simply be building on and refining what is already there. I’ve found the story I want to tell; now, I simply need to make it something that others will want to read.
Before that, I’ll be taking a short break from the project: I’ve been working on it for a while now, after all, and I reckon it would be better to view it through fresh eyes. I will not, however, be taking a break from writing itself: I just know I would ages to get back into it if I did that, which wouldn’t be good at all.
Instead, then, I’ll simply work on other things for a while. I’ve a few other projects I’m keen to start – not to mention a ton of blog posts – so it’ll really just be a case of picking something and going to town on it. Pretty exciting, if I do say so myself 😀