Where would we be without second chances?
No erasers, delete key.
No breathing room.
It makes my lips numb just thinking about it.
I live off second chances
- art, words, and everything else!
What if there was a colossal rule
that you could only write One Draft?
No revisions allowed?
Aside from those sainted few who write a flawless novel to publication in three weeks,
where would we be?
For my writer friends, I'm curious:
How many drafts do you average before your manuscript's submission worthy?
And author friends:
How many drafts do you endure before you have a finished book?
Hooray for working drafts, for do-overs, for sorries and second chances!
Remember Wish baby?
A gift from my friend Margaret Bloom
of the lovely blog We Bloom Here,
Wish baby was lonely for a new house.
Oatmeal box needed a second life.
Hello, scraps and glitter!
So far, it's been castle, tower, tunnel,
car wash, observatory, teddy bear, hat...
or third, or fourth, or whatever it takes...
And speaking of second chances,
do you know about the DEVINE INTERVENTION Book Giveaway?
I just started Martha Brockenbrough's YA novel
Brilliant! I'm hooked!
As I mentioned here, I can't wait for you to read it!
Martha has graciously offered a free signed copy of DEVINE INTERVENTION to one lucky blog reader. Yippee!
Check out the contest here.
I'm extending the deadline to give as many of you as possible a chance to win an excellent book!
You have until noon (pst) on Sunday, June 17 to enter.
Please do, and good luck!