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Draft 2, here we go …

Last time I wrote about my new project, a children’s book provisionally titled Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer. The 27,000ish word first draft was finished a few weeks ago. 560 more words


Getting to Draft Two, A Cheeky Introduction.

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan

Finishing that first draft of your first novel is a genuinely splendid moment in a writer’s life. Enjoy it while it lasts. 495 more words


I catch myself
When I think of
And lately,
My cheeks are sore.
After tonight,
I’m having a hard
Time sleeping-
Barely able to contain
The grin.

Bad Poetry

Editing in action - part three

A week ago I gave a detailed, blow-by-blow account of how the first part of my Prologue went from First Draft status to Second-Draft-after-the-nitpick. Today’s post takes a closer look at the second half of my prologue, which is where things get really tricky. 1,768 more words


Moments of Completion

Last night at 1:36AM I experienced the momentary ecstasy of release that comes when you complete a creative project. Sorry to be vulgar but in my case, it really does feel like the elimination of excrement. 721 more words


The Second Draft: The Initial Edits

For some reason, I have been completely unmotivated in revising my project. It’s not that I don’t want to get it ready for someone else to read it—I absolutely do. 567 more words

My Writing

Writing Wednesday Workshop: Conquering the 2nd Draft

Hello fellow writers!  Please forgive the absence of last week’s workshop. I was busy cramming four weeks of editing and revising into two days to prepare… 538 more words