So, I’m about to start the 15th chapter of Pursuit in Time on the second draft. I have to say, I’m learning a lot. You see I didn’t really think much of the second draft. In my mind it was just editing. There’s a reason behind that thinking. Yes, it’s because I’m so self absorbed, you might say, that I thought my first draft was perfect, that is, until I read it. Oh, the frailty of the mind, or is it the power to fool ourselves? It is a curse or a blessing? I say to you, where it comes to creating, it’s a blessing. You have to have a magnanimous personality, at least on the inside, to make a magnanimous creation.
Did I digress? No, I suppose not. Back to the second draft then, shall we? So, in the process of chipping away at my ignorance, the process of the second draft started to show me that the first draft was like the foundation, the framing, the plumbing, and the electrical work of a house. In contrast, the second draft was like the insulation and siding, the drywall, the carpeting, the paint, and the roofing which completes the house. I suppose the beta readers and editor rewrites are the punch lists.
This is my first novel, as I've said before. When it's ready to be published, I plan to publish the second edition of Mels Shorts at the same time. That way, you readers may read both together.
Thanks for reading.