Whaddayathink... Yes or No???
Let's face it - everyone has their own methods of writing. And I'm not saying one way is better than the other....okay maybe I am. But we all think our way is the best. When it comes to our own working style, we're all probably right. But if what I have to say from experience helps another person make better choices, then I'm happy.
So...Here’s my thought on the subject.
In my experience, there are days when I can write up to 3,000 words if there’s little or no distractions - like when I’m at retreat. However, at home I'm lucky to get in 1,500 to 2,000 words.
My thought is - if you write the best you can to begin with - a well-written first draft, then the second pass over will be far easier. Plus, those few mistakes you have missed will be glaring rather than dealing with a manuscript where every second sentence needs work. In fact, when I get the edits back from my editor, I'm always hugely amazed at how many of these types or errors she still finds even after I've tried so hard not to let any get past me. Imagine if I let the work roll without any controls.
But that's just me! Usually, I'm on a tight schedule for the edits and I'm planning a release date to fit into a FreePartay promo. So, to tell the truth, I really have no choice. I can’t expect an editor to fix a broken manuscript and I don’t have the time to do more than one good edit myself.
Try it and see if you don’t find your mind adapting to your demands. It’s a challenge – right?
Now tell me I’m full of … ahhh - you know what - but make it convincing.