I’m very, very close to the end of the second draft of my novel, “Murder by Starlight”. 99,000 words down, about 2,000 to go. I can’t bear to stop.
When I get to
I will have a coherent novel. There will still be things to fix, but unlike the first draft I won’t have things like:
- [Write a scene here in which they quarrel and stop speaking]
- People going to sleep in one place and waking up an hour’s drive away
- Two Mondays in a row
- Someone reading a book and then ordering it three chapters later
So excuse me, I absolutely must go and write.