Book In A Year Series: Month 8-What Does It Mean To Rewrite?

Let’s do an exercise.

Consider your current WIP (Work In Progress). Then, ask yourself two questions: (1) Is it complete? (2) What would make it complete?

Now that you have answered those questions, consider this one: What could I do to make this work better? Once you answer this question, now you can go forward. This means you are prepared to look at your work, seeing it as an artist and a critical eye. These things are amazing because it allows you to clear your mind enough to focus on what you desire to write.

The rewrite is your space as a writer to do what Neil Gaiman says: “to look like you knew exactly what you were doing all along.”

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