Hello, fellow campaigners of the writing world! I am excited to say that my book has reached its second draft! I think I have updated you all on my social media, but I wanted to make a more in-depth post about it.
So, as of May 17th, I finished the second draft of my book! Just saying, this is the farthest I have gotten in any book-writing adventure. Out of the very few times, I even finished the first draft, I never liked the book enough to edit it–instead rewriting the whole thing with a different plot. But, here I am with a whole new draft! This time I ordered a copy from blurb (an 8×10 inch trade book) to edit instead of three spiralbound books. It was much cheaper, too!
I am super excited to delve into editing with this book. This time, my idea is to read it aloud to one of my siblings so that I can edit it while I go. I catch more mistakes by reading aloud than by rereading it. But I sadly am holding off editing it until I get some more time between the times I pick the book up. My goal is to start editing in August after I try to finish another book in July for Camp NaNoWriMo! I will be writing another post about the next book I am writing on the 22nd of June so mark your calendars!
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A. F. Kopp