When it comes to writing, I'm the dump-and-clean-up sort. I wrote the first draft of my novel with the goal of getting the words on the page and connecting them in a coherent way. I started with the beginning, but jumped around after that. I ending up writing the ending and having to make the two ends meet. Once the first draft was finished, I let it sit for a while before editing and revising. When I revise I delete parts that don't add anything and I expand places that read like a summery. I also like to read each chapter aloud to myself to hear how it flows. So, if you ever see me at a coffee shop talking to my laptop, don't think I'm crazy.
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