This photo might just ruin a marketing campaign. Readers will think, 'oh gosh, that book seems too long! And if that Mary O'Regan is any good at writing, why did she have to write draft after draft?' But I post this photo for all the novelists and writers who have piles of manuscripts - of the same book - in their office and who are watching and willing their book to evolve - one draft at a time. F Scott Fitzgerald did work on seventeen versions of Tender Is The Night. Compared to that, what's six or seven drafts? Only a minimum combined word count of 678 K/ words/678 thousand words.
I might get up the courage to post this photo on Facebook or Twitter one day. This could get a reaction. If you'd like to see the responses, you can do so by looking up, @luv4beginners
|First Draft: 128 K words Second Draft: 107 K words Third Draft: 105 words|