- Feb 15, 2019
This was really useful:
The thing is I've begun overwriting things. The 2nd draft I too often get stuck in trying to explain points that aren't that important. If you spend too log on a draft I find I overwrite and it loses it's sparkle mojo. Better to put it aside than do that.I'd feel better about these two if she hadn't rejected my beloved ms. in a record 42 minutes.
However, could be she/they have a point. Most people do recommend putting it on one side for however long*, then coming back to it. I found the 'OMG, I've finished' euphoria put an undeserved glow on my text.
I believe @AgentPete said *Michelle Paver puts her manuscripts away for six months... maybe he'll come back on that. She must have great self-control, I thought.
More on this in the Huddle. There are other techniques to gain perspective / distance that don't involve hermetic long-term isolation
Did we get to this? I think I missed it. Anyone have any other ideas, please put them here. Tiffany Yates Martin has the change the font, put another name on, read aloud techniques. I for one would love to hear more.More on this in the Huddle. There are other techniques to gain perspective / distance that don't involve hermetic long-term isolation