6. Writing and rewriting

6. Writing and rewriting

It wasn’t until Draft 16, in early 2013, that I achieved a story that joined one end to the other. It was pretty rough and twice as long as the goal of 80,000 words, but this was a definite milestone. A friend at work, (Clarence) Charitha Fernando, was writing a novel as well and he was keen to read mine and to have me join his writer’s group. But I declined both these invitations; I believed I knew what had to be done and just needed more time alone to do it. (Ernest Hemingway felt the same
Dear Spud,
Sunday, July 19, 2015