Today I am attempting a second draft of my Young Adult novel, The Last Waveson: Grafting. After spending a week at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference, I have lots of new ideas. Thanks to wonderful classes by Zena Dell Lowe, Steve Laube, and DiAnn Mills.
I have a few other new ideas thanks to random information I have been learning from my new favorite time waster–Uber facts. I have learned all kinds of neat foreign words that we don’t have in English. My new favorite is Backpfeifengezicht. It literally means, “a face that needs to be punched or slapped”. This idea is going into my book today. I have the perfect spot for it.
I am currently at 71,000 words. I am going to put a villain scene in the book and add some other cool ideas to push the words to closer to 100,000. I hope to be done in a few days.
I am excited to attempt to improve on my book, but hopefully I don’t mess it up. Is this a common worry?
Anyone have any great wisdom or advice for the second draft?