|Sometimes, when you layer you have to |
think about how everything will balance.
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It is obvious, based on my critique group's comments, when I haven't spent enough time editing before I submit my pages. There will be comments asking for more emotion, or not understanding why people are reacting the way they are, etc.
Or, alternatively, when I spend the time and add in those layers, those seem to be the parts that resonate. Most, if not all of my critique partners, will comment on some of those last polished sentences and layered information. When I get check marks beside a particular section by all critique partners, I know I did what I needed to do and it feels good.
How do you write? Do you write your first draft quickly then edit a lot after? Or, do you make your first draft as clean as possible as you write it?