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?
Ugh, I am feeling called out by the June 2nd question. In April, I started working on a project I’ve been working on for multiple decades. Then, I got so frustrated with that I decided to do something I said I was NOT going to do. Yes, I started a new project instead. That project is now done. I should probably return to the draft I was editing, but does that story even love me anymore?
I don’t want to talk about this. Trying to get a finished draft of anything right now is making me feel massive guilt and failure as a writer.
Yes, I really need to finish something and share it with the world. I know. Stop looking at me like that, Internet. Here is a cute video of kittens in a box.