As of this morning, I finished writing the second draft of my upcoming fantasy novel, The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock. At 125,437 words, it’s longer than the first draft, but also a lot better because I understand the characters, plot, and world better than I did in the first draft.
Per my usual method, I am putting it aside while I work on something else. Then I’ll write the third draft and move onto the revision process and, after that, publish it.
Like with the first draft, this draft just flowed out of my fingers onto the computer screen like a fountain. That it’s coming so easily just blows my mind and makes me think I’m onto something (although of course this “something” will require a little revision before it’s ready to show to anyone).