Tag: first draft of a novel

  • Poetry and Stories Make the Heart Sing

    Poetry and Stories Make the Heart Sing

    I’m taking a break from the novel this week. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have managed to fill a major gap, but when I started to look at a couple of other chapters that needed a reshape, I found myself getting a sinking, sludgy feeling that I didn’t like one bit. So,…

  • First Draft Complete

    First Draft Complete

    I’m quietly celebrating completing the first draft of my novel.  I say ‘quietly’ because I know there’s no point in getting too excited.  There is still a huge amount of work to be done.  My aim with this draft was just to get the bare story down.  Therefore, many layers will have to be added…