I had planned a post for you guys for yesterday, and then thought I could do it today. Unfortunately my slacker sister hasn't emailed me the videos yet.
We had the best time waiting in line for the showing of Deathly Hallows. We met some great people and made a bunch of hilarious videos. I'll corner her and force her to email them to me on Thanksgiving if I have to. So look for that post on Monday next week.
For today, lets talk first drafts.
Setting is something I struggle with in my writing. In my first drafts you can pretty much guarantee that you're only going to get a vague impression of what the setting is like. It's not that I don't see the setting in my mind, it's just that I don't want to over do it. So in the interest of not going overboard, I do too little.
I think it is always easier to add than it is to cut from scenes.
What about you guys?
I also find that in my first drafts I rush scenes. Hold on to your hat because we are going places, people! lol My manuscripts grow exponentially in revisions.
All the NaNo talk has had me thinking about first drafts and the way they differ from person to person. Everyone has their own processes, strengths, and weaknesses.
So what about you? What are you first draft weaknesses?