>Going along on the second draft of Hawkes and have really started to piece some things together. Have discovered a few things.
- It’s impossible for me to outline an entire book before I begin the draft–the story is too boring that way.
- I have to go back at the end of the first draft, summarize what happened in the story as I’ve written it, then figure out where the holes are and who the characters really are and what they want.
- There’s a lot of rewriting the draft after I’ve finished the summary.
I don’t know how else to do it. This book is being done this way. Maybe the next book I can try something different, which might save me some time. After all, there will be paragraphs and paragraphs that will serve no purpose and must be deleted. And there are entire sections that must be written and added to fill the holes.
Still, it is easier to SEE the holes after I’ve got a draft.
No matter how I look at it, I’m looking at a slow process to get it right. I wish it would come out better the first time, but it just doesn’t. And that’s the way it is…