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Draft Uno

September 02, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Plot, The Craft, The Wife Unit   2 Comments

First draft, finished. 

I wrote the epilogue during my lunch break and am quite enamored with it.  It is a heartfelt and a depressing bit of writing, true to the theme of my novel and ultimately a great tie-end to the next part of the story. I don’t coddle my readers, and at that point they shouldn’t be surprised if I take the darker path. 

I started Bunny Trouble a little under six months ago, it took me twice as long to write it as my first novel, not too shabby for a 152,000 word manuscript. As my first draft, I am very pleased with the way it turned out. 

My next steps:

**I am going to proofread Bunny Trouble for glaring grammatical errors.
**Then I give a copy to my wife and wait for feedback.  Can it pass The Wife Unit?

Assuming she likes the book and doesn’t beat me over the head with own manuscript, I will then outline the book. It is one thing to have an outline in your head and write a novel, quite another to see if after the fact I can assemble a coherent outline. It is a trick I leaned and suits my writing style perfectly, a great way to expose logic issues and unnecessary plotting. Then I am off to: 

**Tighten the book
**Expanding my feedback circle to five of my friends
**Find an editor

Those things don’t have to happen in that order. I’m a man who likes efficiency after all. Some tasks were designed to run in parallel.

Wow. What a fun and interesting journey this has been. What should I write next? The choices, it hurts!

Weeeeeeee!

2 comments on: Draft Uno

  1. Justin September 2, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Congragulations! I bet it feels good to have finished the first draft. Of course now that the easy part is behind you…….;)

  2. Anthony September 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    But but but that wasn’t easy at all! No it wasn’t!

    😛

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