Write, write, and write it again

On rewriting a “final draft”

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Just when you thought your book was done you realize that there are so many things wrong with it. I mean, let’s just take the process of novelizing apart for three seconds. First, you have to come up with the idea. Then, you have to draft it. Lastly, you place it all together in beautiful words. Hopefully, this idea is what a million others will love to read. If not, you have to write, write, and write it again.

I once met a professor that told me she has a hard time publishing novels because she writes the same draft of the book at least five times. I thought my level of perfection was really bad, but speaking with her gave me confidence. Let’s face it, there’s always something that we’re going to want to fix about our work. The book is never nearly “perfect,” but we can find is that writing the novel is only the beginning.

You’re going to have scenes that you hate. Facts that aren’t accurate. There are even going to be some settings that should be rebuilt. That’s okay. Just realize that writing the piece over and over again will only make it better.

With that being said, there’s no such thing as a “final draft,” no draft is final. You’re going to have a rough draft for the rest of your life, don’t let the thought of it scare you. Just always remain open to change.