Hey all, sorry for not getting a post up on Monday. Somehow the fact that it was Monday escaped me… But, it’s Wednesday now, and that fact hasn’t escaped me, so it’s time to look at another lesson.
This week, we’re talking about handwriting drafts.
I know, handwriting a draft is hard. I’m experiencing that first hand right now. I’m not handwriting a first draft. Oh, no, I couldn’t do that. But I’m handwriting a later draft.
The Path to Biological got back from the beta readers nearly a month and a half ago, and I’m currently working on giving it a major rewrite. I’m changing it from first person to third. It’s a task, let me tell you. This is the draft that I’m handwriting.
I have noticed something about handwriting, though. If you’re handwriting to edit, you notice a lot more. I never would have thought that this would be true, but it is. I’m restructuring sentences, I’m at least trying to go back in and change a few things in a character’s personality that never quite made sense, and I’ve even found a few obvious grammatical errors that I never noticed before (I swear I don’t know how I missed those…jeez).
So, it is good to hand write at least one draft. You see a lot more that way.
Do you hand write any drafts? Which one? Let me know!