Chris Phipps

All about books: Reading, Writing, Editing

Progress? Or not?

Posted By on October 4, 2015

I’ve been chugging away, turning out page after page of my second novel in the Sarah Wagner series, feeling very good about my productivity. Then my writers’ group wanted to take a look at the first 100 pages. So, as a result of that, I’m going back, chapter by chapter, fixing places where I came out of deep POV, where I had a little too much description in one place, where I had time gaps, not enough characterization . . .

I know all that. In fact, I might have known it while I was writing. But I was in a hurry.

Lesson learned. Slow down and get it right.

Nobody ever said writing was easy; a book has never been written by accident.


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