Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's all good

I love first drafts. The excitement of the story unfolding at your fingertips, the flurry of what-if and when-do, and the passion of new love. First drafts are like courtship. Revisions are like marriage. Still, it's all good when your heart's in it.

I just posted this on my friend Allison's Facebook page, a congratulatory note to her for finishing the first draft of her new novel.

Af for me, I'm back in revisions with THE SWORD SWALLOWER'S DAUGHTER, but like I wrote to Allison, it's all good.


Lynn Sinclair said...

Ah ... completed first drafts. I kind of forget what that feels like.

Carolyn Burns Bass said...

I think there's a few more of them inside you, Lynn. They're just awaiting your permission to be born.