- You find yourself lying down a lot, as the literary euphoria for this first draft is very powerful.
- You find yourself giving some serious thought to sending out your first draft to agents and publishers.
- You talk about it as though it’s a finished work of art.
- You choose not to send it out for feedback as you don’t want anyone to hurt it and you see getting feedback on this special piece of work a waste of time. It’s literary perfection. Sigh!
- You can’t stop thinking about it night and day.
- Your editing consists of a quick scan of it for glaring typos – nothing else. To you it’s good to go!
- You start thinking about your book launch marketing campaign.
- You know there won’t be any other revisions because you can’t see it ever changing.
- You spend a lot of time marvelling your creation and whispering ‘my precious’ to it in a weird voice. Sigh!
- You tell others (in a Star Wars type fashion) that the best seller literary force is particularly strong with this first draft.
This post is dedicated to me as I am getting carried away with the first draft of my new story writers.
I am not going to do anything silly and I know that at some point I will have to put it away.
It’s just I have never experienced such intense creative feelings for a stinky first draft before – am lying down a lot!
Why do some first drafts give you such a head rush?
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