I recently finished up the millionth draft of my young adult manuscript, and as I neared the end of the current round of rewrites, I considered a question many writers before me have faced: how do you know when you're really done with a draft? I asked this question recently to someone who has to write regularly for… Continue reading Don’t Flinch
One of the most humbling experiences you can have as a writer is the realization that your manuscript will take many, many drafts before it is a novel. Confession: it took me a while to come to terms with this. I convinced myself I was some kind of special, rare breed who could get it right… Continue reading How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of This Story?