Marginally Okay Second Draft

From Shitty First Draft to Marginally Okay Second Draft. There are a lot of things about the second draft that bother me—-but that is why writers revise. And, in my case, now that the second draft is done, I will now proceed to outline the sucker to see what I can easily eliminate (the first scene is now on the chopping block), send it off to a beta reader, sleep, have a good think, read other people’s books once again and continue reading and doing writing exercises from Plot and Structure.

Then it’s on to the third and hopefully last draft. What’ll we call that one?

So, stats:

First Draft
Words: 94,926
Pages: 351
Chapters: 43

Second Draft
Words: 86,268
Pages: 313
Chapters: 40

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