Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!June 2 question - For how long do you shelve your first draft, before reading it and re-drafting? Is this dependent on your writing experience and the number of stories/books under your belt?
I NEED some time away from my draft. It has to marinate for a good while (about a month) before I set eyes on it again.
I have a bouncy brain that is often working on (worrying about) multiple stories at a time, so this is pretty easy to do.
At the moment, I have:
- Bloo Moose #8 - awaiting final polish
- New series #1 - awaiting a rewrite after a critique on draft 1
- New series #2 - first draft about 1/2 complete
- Bloo Moose #9 - making planning notes in Scrivener on plot & characters
Jenna learned early that family wasn’t safe. As Bloo Moose’s vet, she’s determined to find her patients loving homes even if she knows the same isn’t possible for her.
Noah Washington promised his adoptive parents he’d save their farm and now he’s bought almost all of it back. Only one acre to go but it belongs to a woman who makes his owned guarded heart seem vulnerable.
After a decade as an Army Ranger, Noah’s alpaca are supposed to ensure him of a peaceful life but someone is targeting them. Or Jenna. Or him.
As the danger escalates, Jenna and Noah build a wary trust, but they’ll need to learn the true meaning of family if they want the farm—and themselves—to survive.