I Was A Middle Aged Writer

February 19, 2010

Second Draft Begins

Filed under: Uncategorized,writing — danielrdavis @ 5:27 pm
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Yes, I finally got some feedback on the Rogue 5 novel and I’m beginning the rewrite. It’s been slow going getting started. It seems everything in life the past couple weeks has been attempting to keep me from continuing. It’s actually beginning to make me angry. I need some meditation or something. Maybe some time to myself. Every time I start I have to stop to do something else unrelated to writing.

The feedback was good and found a couple plot holes I’ll need to fill in. Good feedback is hard to come by sometimes, but essential. Often the writer is too close to the work and can’t always see the forest for the trees. So it’s nice when you can hand the manuscript to a reader who can point out the places that may not make sense or the weak spots in the prose. Once you have yourself an agent and editor it’s a bit easier, as these people will be able to help on that, but starting out, you really do need a good beta reader or proofer — someone you can trust to give you good and constructive criticism.

Now if only I can push away distractions I can actually get this second draft written. I’ll keep my readers posted and hopefully I’ll get this thing done soon. I need to start on the next project.

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2 Comments »

  1. Well said.

    All told, it was an enjoyable read and definitely has the ability to capture an eager and interested audience. Find a local bar you can enjoy and “get away.” Many authors’ best work came from spirits.

    Comment by Thomas — February 19, 2010 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

    • Hehe! Yeah, as did my last 100 pages. 😉

      Comment by danielrdavis — February 20, 2010 @ 7:53 pm | Reply


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