I decided last Saturday that I was going to finish my first draft.
I sat down at the computer and wrote for three uninterrupted hours while my husband took care of the kids.
I didn't allow myself email, or twitter, or spider solitaire. I just wrote.
And 3500 words later I was done.
I have some characters, a setting, and a pretty good story, but there is still SO MUCH work to be done. I'm so excited to do it.
I know everyone says to wait a few months before revising. It makes sense to wait and get some distance from the story. It's good advice.
But even though I know the "right" thing to do is write something else and let this story simmer for a while, I just can't wait.
I'm excited about this project. I want to work on it. And, after my 2010 (aka the year of crappy writing), I feel like I need to keep this new found momentum going.
So, I'm jumping into revisions tomorrow. It might be the "wrong" way to do it, but I don't care.
How long do you wait before you start revising a first draft? Have you ever been so into a story you couldn't let it rest?
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