I need down time. I have three projects on the back burner right now in first draft stage while I work on the one I’m readying for submission. I take a couple weeks between each project; Sometimes, I write short stories while I’m letting things rest.
Craig here today to talk about something most writers don’t discuss. We always write about our ongoing projects, maybe share a new trick we’ve picked up, that sort of thing.
Today, I want to talk about that other time in a writer’s life. I can only speak for myself, but I don’t constantly draft new material. When I do, I tend to hit it pretty hard, but I’m fast approaching that crossroads again.
Once I finish my draft, I’ll probably do some specific word searches and correct the simple errors before putting it away somewhere. I need distance to make my editing passes. This doesn’t mean I’m not working at the writing life, it’s just not drafting new material.
I have a cover and promotional artwork ordered, but won’t need it until it’s time to publish. The down time will give me some time to draft promotional posts. It may…
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