“Miracles” First Draft Completed

I finished my first draft this morning. I’d been having a hard time writing the past few days and I wasn’t quite sure why. This morning I was able to turn my inner editor back off and just write, and to my surprise I had reached “The End”. My goal was to make sure I finished this draft by the end of the year, so I’m rather glad that I’ve gotten it out of the way now so I can enjoy the holidays more.

I don’t think I’m going to revise this draft using One Pass, but instead I’ll write an expanded second draft after this one has cooled for a bit. When I started I had some ideas for what to do with a short work, but since I wrote this book with very little description I want to add the missing detail in and see where that puts me. I also want to take some of the new ideas about the world and work them back into my other worldbuilding note before starting the next draft, so things seem a bit less nebulous.

3 Comments

  1. Grats on finishing. I know I have mentioned this before, but I could never do a one-pass. My prose isn’t polished enough.

    I go through spells where I don’t want to write. usually they are forgotten about 250-300 words in. If not, I quit for the day.

  2. Jay says:

    Thanks!

    I do recommend trying Holly’s One Pass method on something if you get the chance. It really helped me, and I intend to do it as a second pass.

    I get up early in the morning to write now (5:30ish), as it’s the only time I have available. If I don’t get it done before work I’m out of luck until tomorrow.

  3. I know how that goes. I write before work as well.