Edwin Peng tells provocative, cliche-busting YA stories featuring badass Princesses, Aliens, & the great state of Nebraska

Completing the First Draft - Progress Report #1

First, the good news: MY FIRST DRAFT IS FINISHED!

This is the type of high that you can't get from drugs.  I finally typed all 97,218 words that actually comes together to form an actual story! 

There's so many people in this world who are aspiring novelists.  I know, I was once one of them.  We got great ideas and stories to share with the world, but, for many reasons, never get around to actually finishing a first draft.  But now, I'm doing my happy dance as I finally did it!

Now the bad news: HOLY SHIT!  MY FIRST DRAFT IS A MESS!

Before I finished, my goal was to relax for a few days.  But, now that I actually finished reading through my first draft, I'm wanted to start the rewriting right away. 

It's quite a humbling experience to realize how bad of a writer you really are.  Typos,  awful scene transitions, and very large plot holes.  I literally spent thirty minutes tabulating all of the mistakes of my first page.

 

 

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