I have a plan. It’s a tentative plan but it’s a plan. First, I’m going to reread what I have written and hopefully pick out some good bits. Then Im going to put the whole thing to one side and just write. The piece I have is too short and I dont want to pad it out only to have to remove it all later. Instead, I am going to re-write the whole thing. This way I will avoid trying to shoehorn passages into my writing that just don’t fit.
I wrote my first draft without any editing. I just threw it out on the page and, boy, does it show. I’ve not figured out if I will edit as I go this time but I may review what I have written in the last session and edit that before going on to the next section. I have to write, rewrite, edit and polish around caring for my six month old child so my reviewing my latest work I think I may well maintain a rhythm in my writing. I’m used to being able to write as and when I want and that just isn’t the case here so I need to adapt my working practices to suit my new situation.
Change is good though and Im using this change to spur on my quest for submission. Now that might well be my plan. 🙂