Observations on my first draft include:-
- Did I write this? I can’t remember half of it!
- If it reduces me to gales of laughter, will it do the same for my reader? I hasten to add it isn’t a comedy!
- Note to self: Don’t do blanket Find and Replace – I had put “Name” for one character, awaiting inspiration for his title – I now have lots of sentences such as ‘The mention of the Timothy of his dead wife was like throwing cold water over him.’ Timothy was of course the name I settled on for my formerly nameless character.
I will admit to feeling a little overwhelmed at present. Any tips for stitching together the patchwork of a first draft please?