Monday, 14 May 2007

Write as Though You've Got a Gun to Your Head!

Having trouble finding the enthusiasm to finish your novel? Some fantastic tips from author Maggie Gee:

http://spreadtheword.org.uk/index.php?id=miscellaneous&text=1053

3 comments:

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I got all excited about that link as I'm due to start work on my third draft in the next week or so - but it's not really about finishing a novel as such, it's about getting to the end of the first draft. If only that was all it took *sigh*

Cally said...

Oh - sorry about that. If I stumble across anything about editing a draft I'll post it up.

How are you getting on with the third draft? Any tips you want to pass on?

Mikeachim said...

(Hm. fIRST THOUGHT: 700 pages of "DON'T KILL ME DON'T KILL ME DON'T KILL ME...").
....
Well, it's about the first draft, but I think it's applicable at every stage of the process.
Yes, I agree with Maggie. It's a major gumption trap: getting fooled by the whole process into thinking that you'll just "know" when your work is finished. Wheras...in that sense, it never is.
Getting it out the door or moving to the next draft is enormously important. Momentum is everything.