Slow going: a rewriter’s lament

I love having a big project to work on piece by piece, day by day–except when I hate it. I started rewriting the first draft of my novel about a week ago. I”ve turned 35 single-spaced first draft pages into 25 double-spaced second draft pages, which means I threw out a whole lot of stuffContinue reading “Slow going: a rewriter’s lament”

I wrote a book. You can’t read it.

I spent just over three years writing the first draft of my first novel ever: three hundred-ish pages of dark comedy, darker tragedy and real life experiences thinly veiled in fiction. I was preening like a kitten when I finished it this fall. I even thought of a really great last scene – and theContinue reading “I wrote a book. You can’t read it.”