The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Rough Drafts are Tough

This month, I am spending most of my time and energy on SHADOW DEMONS - book 3 of my Peachville High Demons series. I know what's going to happen in the book, but none of it is actually written yet.

Rough drafts are tough. Getting them started is often like pulling teeth. Even though I'm anxious to get the story down on paper and discover the secrets hidden in my own mind, there is some unspoken resistance that constantly tugs on me.

When I finally sit down and start typing, though, it's like coming home again. It's like finding my true self. As a writer, I'm constantly working on getting out of my own way and believing in myself enough to know that what comes out on paper is going to be great. Somehow, this mess of a draft will all come together in the end. It's hard to see that at the beginning of a rough draft. All I have in my head are doubts and confusion. The important thing is to write anyway. Write everyday. Write, no matter what the voices in my head may say.

So, Book 3 begins.


LM Preston January 2, 2011 at 11:01 PM  

I love writing my first draft. Nanowrimo pushed my writing timing to the ultimate limit. I ended with a finished draft but was so burned out that writing the last 10 pages took me a month. Can't wait to hear more about this baby in the making.

Sarra Cannon

Young Adult Indie Author

I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader. And a witch. Now, I write about both. The first five novels in my Peachville High Demons Young Adult Paranormal series are available now in ebook!

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