The book signing at Barnes & Noble went well. I was there for a little over two hours, and there was a steady stream of people. The bookstore manager told me that it was the most well received book by a local author that they’ve had in years.
Today, I am attending a writing workshop on “Revision: Beyond the First Draft.” I’m bringing in chapter five of the novel that I’m working on, so I hope that it will be productive. I’ve written a little over 17,000 words so far, and I already have a fair amount of changes that I want to make to the story. I sometimes worry about losing my momentum for finishing the book when I get too caught up in rewrites as I go along.
What is your writing process like? Do you revise as you go along, or do you wait until you’ve completed a story or poem to begin editing and rewriting? Does your process differ for long projects (such as a book) versus shorter projects?