"Wherever men have lived there is a story to be told." Henry David Thoreau

Monday, April 13, 2009

Finishing the Rough Draft

The first or "rough" draft is always the hardest when writing a novel, and it's always a relief to get it finished. I just finished the rough draft of my suspense novel (which has taken me a ridiculously long time to finish) and now the fun part begins, the polishing. Some people hate this part, but I always enjoy it because now I feel I have something to work with and improve upon, and I know my characters better than when I started.

It's always great fun to be getting on the home stretch and seeing light at the end of the tunnel, and to see your creation come to fruition. It's nice to be able to bask in the accomplishment for awhile before the next really hard part comes: marketing!


asabourova said...

Congratulations! :) I can't wait to read it!!

B.J. Anderson said...

yay! So glad to hear it!