At the moment I may just get the second draft finished, the manuscript tidied up, my form filled in and do the best I can on the synopsis...
As I've rewritten this second draft I have discovered how I make substantial progress, as well as realising that just because I think there's only a few missing scenes to fill in, my brain can think otherwise.
Starting out on draft 2, I believed I probably had two or three scenes each in two, maybe three new chapters to fill in the gaps. How wrong I was!
|Still working on it...|
There is still a lot of work that will need to be done in the next draft, improve the first half, then there's odd bits that need reworking, narrative changed to scenes/dialogue, descriptions added and character arcs checked. And that's before I start the editing process!
Even though all this work lies ahead I'm satisfied with all I've achieved so far, also what I've learnt about how I write and plot.
But most importantly I've learnt to trust my subconscious; those random bits of dialogue that don't seem to serve a purpose at the time, do fulfil a role later on...
When I do get the RNA's reader's comments back I am expecting quite a lot of pages to read and consider, then decide where I go from there.
For now it's get this draft complete.
Wish me luck...