I have 60+ pages written of the first draft of my novel manuscript. These past couple of weeks have been great. I’m writing six pages a day with about two days off a week. I can see some pretty big holes in my writing: undeveloped characters, elements of the setting not clear, and some plot points need work. But I have an entire year to re-write, edit, and rework it. Also, I will have two writing groups to bring it to in the Fall.
So for now I’m focusing on getting a completed first draft. I have about three more weeks until the Summer Writing Program to get it done. That’s plenty of time.
Here is an excerpt from my final paper in my Notes on Architecture class where I review the process I’d gone through last semester towards beginning the [...]