Friday, 23 March 2012

Rewriting and Gardening

Been back working on the novel for a couple of weeks now. I'm mainly fixing the writing flaws in the first draft, rather than making structural changes to character and plot (I'm generating ideas for these). I guess I'm on draft one and a half.

Must admit I'm finding it slow going and unsatisfying work. The first draft had the energy of the unfolding story to keep me interested. This stage is pretty much hard graft. I almost have to make myself do it. Each day I try my best for a couple of hours then switch to something practical that provides more feedback and sense of reward. The garden is looking a lot better already.