Video Posted by Rebecca Posted on March 30, 2015 Posted under Advice, Revision, Writing a Book Comments 5 Comments How do you Know When to Start a Next Draft? Draft one is easy enough. It’s when you finish writing it. Draft two is maybe when you’ve made a bunch of changes. Draft three? Twenty million? Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleTumblrLike this:Like Loading... authordrafteditingfirst draftlightingthingsonfiremanuscriptrevisingrevisionsecond draftwriterswriting Post navigation ← Why Scaffolding Needs to Be Deleted Authors can’t be Readers of Their Own Work → 5 thoughts on “How do you Know When to Start a Next Draft?” You ask a very important and difficult question about when the next draft begins. For me, I think it is almost as soon as the previous one is finished. Reply I think I try to wait a bit before starting the next draft, that way I can take stock of everything that has change (and trick myself into thinking I’ve made lots of progress even though there’s a long road ahead). Drafts are a good way to mark progress, like mile markers in a race. Reply Hi Rebecca, Yes, drafts certainly are a good way to keep stock of any progress we have made. I sometimes wonder if I start again almost immediately to be sure that I will continue the work. I have many ideas in mind for books, and I am already juggling several, so I think I need to keep focused! Reply That’s very true!! Number one risk to getting to a final draft is distractions! 😛 Reply Yes, and I hope we both reach the holy grail of final drafts eventually! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.