Sunday, March 18, 2007

BACK ON THE ROAD...


I had finished writing the first draft of my book on January 15th of this year, and I said to myself that I would put it all away, and forget the whole thing for two months, clear my head and come back to it later. As of Thursday, those two months are over, and I have now begun the challenging and exciting process of writing the second draft of my book. It might take me all year to get it into a shape that I'm happy with, but by the end of the year, I plan to begin the process of shopping it around to publishers and literary agents. I might get to that earlier, depending on how fast I get through the rewrites.

I have always considered myself better at re-writing, than writing, so it should be an interesting journey. I'm excited about doing the second draft, because while the first draft is all about getting it done, the second draft is all about making it better! I'm all about making it better!!

This experience has been the most emotional and creative endeavors I have ever undertaken, and I look forward to seeing where it all takes me.

Hopefully further than down the street...


On a completely unrelated note, I should point out that I have finally set up my links properly, and they should all be working, so feel free to go on a journey and explore the kinds of sites I like to travel to.

6 comments:

Rob A. said...

The road goes ever on.!

Doc Savageland said...

As I sat at my computer thinking of a title for this posting, I resisted the temptation to use that very sentence!!

Traci said...

wow, what an indescribable feeling that must be.

congrats to you!

Eifriger said...

Congratulations Keith! You know we're behind you 100%; waving flags, doing crazy cheerleading routines; you know the usual ;-))) Best of luck on the journey my friend.

Anonymous said...

More fruit and less cinnamon buns if you are doing all that sitting! Oh the delights of sin, especially sloth!

Terry said...

Congats on finishing the first draft of your novel, Keith. I was very curious about the plot so last night while you were sleeping, I broke into your apartment to have a quick readthrough. I was very disappointed to see that it was just 500 pages of random names in alphabetical order. Also, I thought the title "white pages" had very little to do with the storyline.