Sunday, 6 December 2009

Answers on a postcard please

That would be a metaphorical postcard of course.
When writing a first draft do you
a) Get it all down as quickly as possible and worry about errors later
or
b) revise and review as your going along?

8 comments:

LilyS said...

For me it was a) I did a bit of b) but it seemed to slow me down

Colette McCormick said...

That;s what I thought Lily. I did b) when I wrote BTL but I'm considering a) for my current one. I'll just have to pretend that I can't see all those red and green lines and not worry about the inconsistancies until later.

Karen said...

I tend to revise and review as I go along, mainly to get me in the mood to carry on, but it's easy to get distracted by it and NEVER move on!

Colette McCormick said...

That's my worry Karen. I am sooooo easily distracted.

Melissa said...

I tend to quickly write a few chapters at a time and then go back to revise and review in order to make sure it's staying on track. I also have a small group of "Shadow Readers" who help me out along the way.

Colette McCormick said...

Mmmm! Shadow readers. I like the saound of them Melissa

Olivia Ryan said...

I do a bit of both, Colette. Each time I start to work, I re-read the previous work and edit anything that's particularly jarring or just plain wrong, but otherwise keep going and carry on. If I feel unhappy about any particular passage I make a note of it and return to it when I've finished. How about you?

Colette McCormick said...

I guess its trial and error Olivia until I work out what works best for me.