Anonymous said: When authors say they are working on their 2nd draft, does that mean they completely started over or they are doing revisions on their first?

jodimeadows:

erinbowman:

meaganspooner:

laurendestefano:

That depends on the author! When I say I’m working on a second draft, what I mean is that I wrote the first draft, turned it in to my editor, and now I am implementing the notes she gave me. So basically my second draft means I’m editing. A lot of authors prefer to gut their entire manuscript and start over, using the first draft for notes mostly. But every writer is different.

And it can depend on the project too, I think. Some involve a lot more rewriting. Some just need targeted revision in places.

It’s also worth noting that a “first draft” is often a fiftieth. (Meaning the author wrote and revised it a ton on their own, and it’s just the first draft their editor will see for professional revisions. Likewise, the same is true for subsequent drafts.)

I just turned in my first draft of a book, which I started over, started over again, started over again, rewrote from scratch, started over again, edited as I went, and then did some more editing before I could bear to let it out of the house. (Writing is great. *eye twitch*)

meaganspooner:

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Vote for what book I should read in October! You can find this poll on the sidebar of my blog. You can click on the link in my profile or use this link: http://readingismytreasure.blogspot.com. 
Currently, Cress is in the lead with The Evolution of Mara Dyer catching up. A Little Something Different is in third place and The Sea of Tanquility is in last. The poll ends at the end of the month!

Vote for what book I should read in October! You can find this poll on the sidebar of my blog. You can click on the link in my profile or use this link: http://readingismytreasure.blogspot.com.
Currently, Cress is in the lead with The Evolution of Mara Dyer catching up. A Little Something Different is in third place and The Sea of Tanquility is in last. The poll ends at the end of the month!

I’m putting these up for trade on yabookexchange.com! #booksfortrade #bookstagram #yabooks

I’m putting these up for trade on yabookexchange.com! #booksfortrade #bookstagram #yabooks

College starts next week (finally)! These are my textbooks. :)

College starts next week (finally)! These are my textbooks. :)

A sneak peek of my new blog feature that I’m launching tomorrow! #blogging #newfeature #ReadingisMyTreasure

A sneak peek of my new blog feature that I’m launching tomorrow! #blogging #newfeature #ReadingisMyTreasure

mindymcginnis:

We’re getting there.. IN A HANDFUL OF DUST will be out on September 23rd. And while that’s super exciting, there are plenty of people who are like, “Oh crap! I haven’t read NOT A DROP TO DRINK yet! What am I going to do!??!?!” It’s okay. I haven’t read it yet either. Now’s a good time to remedy…

I started Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea last night and I finished before I went to sleep! I haven’t stayed up really late in order to read an entire book in awhile, but I barely noticed the time slipping by as I was reading. It sucked me in and since I can’t seem to stop glancing at that gorgeous looking sequel, I’m probably going to be sucked into that one sometime soon.
#Ireadya #horror #paranormal #bookstagram

I started Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea last night and I finished before I went to sleep! I haven’t stayed up really late in order to read an entire book in awhile, but I barely noticed the time slipping by as I was reading. It sucked me in and since I can’t seem to stop glancing at that gorgeous looking sequel, I’m probably going to be sucked into that one sometime soon.
#Ireadya #horror #paranormal #bookstagram

I made a TBR Jar for books that most likely have great romance in them!

I made a TBR Jar for books that most likely have great romance in them!

I got #bookmail! I’m reading this on the On the Same Page ARC Tour. :) #bookstagram #Belzhar #Ireadya #ARCTour

I got #bookmail! I’m reading this on the On the Same Page ARC Tour. :) #bookstagram #Belzhar #Ireadya #ARCTour