Oh thank sweet baby jesus the 2nd draft is done

I finished. It’s done. 33 chapters. 84,681 words. I ended up rewriting the entire last third of the book. It took me far too long (three years OMG IT TOOK ME THREE YEARS) and it induced all the rage but it is done.

I’ve gotta say, based on this experience? Second draft = WAY harder than the first.

Is it any good? I’m not sure yet. My eyeballs are spent, I need a new pair.

But it’s done. The 2nd draft is done. After a long nap and several drinks… it’s onto the next step.

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4 thoughts on “Oh thank sweet baby jesus the 2nd draft is done

  1. Hi Laura!

    I’m Jo, artist, writer, traveller, wild west nut intrigued by science and renaissance soul with a ridiculous sense of humour.

    I’ve recovered from thirty years of depression and I’m chronicling the rebuild of my polymath creativity on my blog Creating My Odyssey. I’m reaching people with mental health issues and creatives in general to give inspiration, encouragement and hopefully some enjoyment.

    I’ve also been writing a humongous novel forever, on and off, particularly during young parenthood to help keep me sane! It’s called Alias Jeannie Delaney and it’s the life story of a devastating cowgirl who’s the fastest gun in the west and also bisexual.

    I’ve just read your account of your writing and decided to contact you because I need as much encouragement and inspiration on this project as I can get.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Jo UK http://www.joclutton.simplesite.com http://www.jo-b-creative.blogspot.co.uk http://www.kitty-le-roy.co.uk

    1. Thanks for the note, Jo! And good luck on your book–it can be quite the slog, but it sounds like you’re determined, which in my opinion is what it takes!

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