Between the First and Second Draft of a Novel

I have an idea for a series of short stories. They would be about a young wizard who finds himself trapped in the land of the dead, even though he is very much alive. There is a road that leads from the land of the dead back home, but it is a difficult journey. When he passes by the different places souls end up, he might come across people he knew before they died. Could he help them? Could they help him?

What do you do with your creative energy in-between the drafts of a novel? Do you give the work space or do you dive back into it?

Between the First and Second Draft of a Novel

A Creative Outlet

I’m writing my first novel and my starting momentum has been great. I’ve been able to write the first four chapters in the last four days. With any luck, I’ll be able to finish the book inside a month!

I’m having a great time teaching myself to write. It is exciting to see where these characters are going. Earlier today when I finished the chapter up, I really wanted to keep going but I know myself – I work better if I cut it short and let my engine run overnight. Stephen King talked about the mind being like a sieve and good ideas being like sand too large to fall through. I agree 100%.

That said, my mind was buzzing. I ran into the gym 15 minutes before it closed and knocked out a super set. 🙂 At least I’ll be able to sleep.

  • John
A Creative Outlet