Second drafts interview

Saturday 18 July, 2020

Second drafts interview

I recently sat down with the Serial Writer blog to discuss my approach to writing second drafts. Here’s a sneak peek:

1) What do you do once you have finished your first draft?

Celebrate… and then almost immediately feel at a lose end and start developing feelings of guilt. I find that, particularly with first drafts, I speed up more and more the closer I get to the finishing line. As a result, the last few chapters tend to get written in a blur of frenetic activity, so when I finally type “The End” I’m used to churning out vast quantities of words per day, and it takes me a while to recalibrate my brain.

You can read the full interview here.