‘The End’ – when I wrote these words I:
B. Did a cartwheel in a field
C. Drank prosecco on a school night
Draft one complete. Now what? No, seriously, now what?!
About 20,000 words too long, my characters changed names every couple of chapters and I’ve spent about three pages describing a bath.
I floated in the ‘I’ve finished’ bubble for a short while. I had a break from it all, got married, went on holiday, came home and opened my Word document again…
What. A. Mess.
‘A dirty draft’, ‘a brain splurge,’ or (my favourite), ‘a vomit draft’… I learnt these delightful phrases when frantically googling for the ‘what next’ answer.
I have to say, ‘vomit draft’ is the one I identify with most. I don’t know about you but it invokes the most relatable imagery. My messy …