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Motivational Tricks To Keep You Working On Your Manuscript

K.M. Allan

When you set out to write a novel, you quickly learn that it takes a lot of drafts.

There’s the first draft, which is laying down the story. The second works out what the story is missing, and every draft after is refining until it becomes the finished book.

How many drafts that takes depends on you as a writer and your process. For my current work in progress, I’m on draft eight, and this draft is the third different draft I’ve worked on this year alone. That’s a lot of reading the same sentences repeatedly.

When you’re in that type of endless editing process, it’s easy to lose motivation, and I have—plenty of times. As I move through this current draft and hope there’s only one more to go, these motivational tricks are helping to keep me on track.

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