Also, Rose, how long did it take you in months to complete your 120k first draft for your second book?
I started plotting it in… October, and was definitely writing by early November last year, so that’s… 10 or 11 months! My writing productivity was kinda low this last year, but it’s done, I’m happy with it, so that’s all that matters!
Something I figured out in the last 30k was that editing as you write does not work for me. I used to write a chapter, and quickly edit it before I moved on. It broke my momentum and only caused me to overedit instead of actually fixing anything. I think my next manuscript will be way faster if I don’t do that. Yeah, random tip, I guess XD
Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?