on Career Authors:
Many aspiring authors operate with a dysfunctional understanding of what a rough draft is supposed to be. For some, the rough draft is a never ending work in progress (WIP)—a brass doorknob to never stop polishing. For others, the rough draft is a sprint to the finish where they write like the wind and never look back. I’m here to tell you that neither approach is optimal and the solution lies somewhere in the middle.
In this week’s two part series, I’ll discuss how embracing editing will make you a better writer as well as provide you with a framework to follow during both the rough draft and developmental editing stages.