Revision and the Progressive Self

I’ve been revising a novel since, oh, November? Time does a funny thing when it comes to projects and I have found that it never treats any two artistic commitments the same way. Other writers have experienced this, too.


The Second Draft of X [X = 11? 17? 30?]

For me, the best part of starting a new writing project is discovery. Typically, a character pops into my head; I live with that character for a few days, weeks and then I begin to write. The setting, the situation, other characters … all of that filters in while I draft. As you might imagine, …