One more writing session and I’ll have completed the fourth draft of my memoir.
Then I’ll dust a few bits off, print it out and hand over a copy to my editor for feedback.
This draft has knocked the memoir into a linear shape and I intend to take a break from writing for about three weeks before I start the fifth draft.
I need the break so I can come back to it with a fresh mind and also assess the feedback before I start to focus on structure and chapter headings.
Once I have an effective structure in place I can then hone the stories in the memoir so it’s not only readable but also engages the reader.
Easy said than done but that’s what writing drafts are all about.