Saturday, April 27, 2013

First-Draft Problems


-Changing your characters' hair color every scene
-Changing your characters' eye color every scene
-Making scenes sound very similar to ones that may have happened earlier
-Losing track of characters' names (I had the Corp president named Presidentdude for tens of thousands of words... Ah, revision)
-Bantering. And bantering. (Hey, anything for a plot, right?)
-Repeated and repeated words (most of which I don't even know about right now)
-Writing plot dead-ends because you don't know where it's going
-Stupid, endless description
-Maybe if I throw in a zombie love-triangle, it'll get a six-figure publishing deal? (You can hope, right? Surely I'm not the only one? Right, guys?)
-Rereading your draft to get more of a feel of your writing, and realizing the last thousand words are awful (and not caring to revise it enough to actually change it)
-Writing a blog post and not caring about the grammar errors (hey, it's a first-draft, right?)

4 comments:

  1. Aaaah. First drafts. Got to love them (I think). I'm personally a more send-drafter. I like something to work with. :/

    GO THE ZOMBIE LOVE TRIANGLE. That'll work.

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    1. What do you mean by send-drafter?
      *bows awkwardly* Thank you, thank you. At least you appreciate my brilliance.
      My family doesn't believe in my ideas, but I mean, come on. The imaginary love-triangle zombies are going to be SPARKLY. What could go wrong?

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    1. Thanks. I try. :-)
      Thanks for commenting, Caitria!

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