Saturday, May 22, 2010

Or Should It Be... The Last Gasp?

Just kidding.

When writing, it seems like the last draft could be your last gasp. Unlike at the beginning of the project when you are full of energy and creative crackles, the later stages of re-writing take more dedication and willpower. Writing a full-length novel or screenplay is like running a marathon. You have to pace yourself. This is where your running buddies (also known as your writers' group) help. We run together, encourage each other when one of us lags behind, challenge each other to sprint occasionally, and celebrate the little victories along the way.

Then, when you cross the finish line of completion - it won't be your last gasp!

Beth, Christine, Clarissa, Briana - YOU ARE THE BEST!

1 comment:

  1. Ain't that the truth. I think the first draft is like the honeymoon. The later ones are work, work, work!