LOL! I’ve had several writers email me about my bravery in yesterday’s post.
Sharing rough work is always a tricky thing to do. It can possibly color a potential reader’s view of your work so they decide to never actually pay for your future work. Or, if you’re lucky, they may see something they like and keep up with what you’re doing.
I do it because I like to share the process. I like to show that even someone who has been writing for a while still flubs up the occasional scene.
I showed first draft and second and yes, there will be another draft after my CP gets her hands on it. Even that tiny bit of a scene I shared will be tightened yet again. In fact, the fight in that scene gets more serious and the sentences get shorter, the pace faster.
But, I’m not sure I’d categorize my sharing as brave. Nah, I would never show all of my first draft. Oh man, how humiliating. I can only bring myself to show very small bits of scenes and even those scenes aren’t the major ones.
To be honest, I have past published work I don’t even share. 😉