I write this through blurry eyes.
I feel like my TMA01 is in a good position, although I may feel differently when I re-read it tomorrow. I wrote the first draft last weekend, and it probably took about an hour, not including whining and moaning about not being able to write anything adequate and panicking about failing.
Rewriting and editing, on the other hand, are another kettle of fish entirely! Being a bit flighty with a short attention span, I’ve rarely redrafted or edited a piece of work properly. I didn’t realise how time-consuming and just plain knackering this could be!
So my ratio for creative writing vs editing is currently 1:6 or something equally unbalanced and un-creative. I guess that’s how it’s supposed to be though – even really good authors create shoddy first drafts, apparently.
Do you guys have a system for editing your work? Any hints or helpful tips?