It Ain’t Heavy. It’s My Novel.

I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I’ve finished the zero draft* of my book. There’s still a lot of work to do, but the worst is over. I think of this early complete draft as being like a pencil sketch for a painting. Now, I know what the story is from beginning to end. Now, I get to rework it and, hopefully, make it better. This is the bit I like best.

*I thought I got this term from Scott Westerfeld, but after a quick Google, I think maybe it was Justine Larbalestier** who came up with it. Anyway she describes it very well here.

** I’ve just read Justine’s YA book Liar, which is fabulous.

3 responses to “It Ain’t Heavy. It’s My Novel.

  1. I really want to become a Author, Do have any tips that I could use while I am writing my novel called Flooding Dream? It is about a 12 year old named Joey and she lives in the Outback on her parents dusty farm with and Emu and Kangaroo and dog, She has a dream that her best friend drowns in a flood and then one day on the news NT is flooding! ( her best friend lives there) I dont know what I should do next! I have planned it out but it doesn’t seem right for the story! Please help me

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