• Mystery Writing

    Writing vs Rewriting

    I’m a firm believer in the idea that it’s okay if the first draft of what I write is utter crap. For me that first draft is little more than me getting ideas down — getting the story from beginning to middle to end, no matter how rough it might be. The “real” writing comes in the rewriting process. That’s when I go through and change damn near everything from the first draft, and the story is better for it. While I’m not even close to the rewriting process with my first Murder Scripts manuscript yet, I am at that phase with three other projects. One is a horror short story going through its…