You write the infamous word THE END. Your first draft is done. Maybe it took a year. Maybe you knocked it out in a week. Either way, it’s a great feeling to see your work finished
TIME TO PARTY!!!!!
Well – there’s one, tiny, tiny thing.
You still have to edit. *sighs heavily and crawls back under blankets*
One of the first steps of editing is reading your draft. And boy is that a lot of fun. And there are certainly some memorable moments.
Typos. I mean, we all have them. Sometimes they’re nothing, sometimes they’re funny (instead of “the young man” “the young young.”) and then…
Then there are those times you can tell you were writingreallyreallyfastbecausethere are five hundred mistakes.
You laugh. Then cry as you start worrying about hiring a proofreader as you realize you are broke.
The moments when your writing JUST SINGS.
Really, there are no words.
When your plot starts to not make sense and you can’t tell what is happening.
When your characters come to life and you realize how much they love coffee and how this one is secretly snarky and all these wonderful quirks.
Then there are those OTHER characters that just…need help
When you are using too many words and you can tell you were just trying desperately to reach the word count for the day.
And the last (my personal one): when you can tell what movies you were watching because suddenly everything is very piratey and you had been basically watching (and listening to) At World’s End on loop.
HOPE YA ENJOYED THIS.