Friday, April 11, 2008



I've described before that I find finishing a first draft to be like reaching a summit just in time to watch the sunset. Morning will come, and there will be more work to do—there's always a way to make writing better—but for that moment, you get to sit back and enjoy the view.

Completing that second draft is like seeing the sun come up again. I feel ready to send the piece out for my CP to read.

Metaphorically, of course, this suggests I revise during the dark. (It would explain the tpyos.)

1 comment:

johnevans said...

"History is made at night! Character is what you are in the dark!"
--John Lithgow ranting in one of my favorite movies

In all seriousness, I think I know the feeling. It's like the shoe has dropped and you can relax now. ;)