I have some reading to do this week.
In his excellent book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King advises leaving a newly finished draft to sit for at least six weeks before you start revising. That way, you come back to it with fresh eyes and a ruthless pencil.
In fact, it has been about seven weeks since I completed the latest draft of the sequel to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic. Time to start in again. Five hundred double-spaced pages are waiting in a binder on my dining-room table, and I’m both excited and fiercely anxious to be at this moment of truth. READ MORE