Is it really the first Wednesday of the month already? Why, yes it is! That means it's also time for another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. This wonderful group was started by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, who operates an army of clones that enable him to reach all corners of the blogosphere.
Today, I am proud to count myself as one of the co-hosts for the IWSG. The other co-hosts are C. Lee McKenzie, Tracy Jo, and Melanie Schulz. Be sure to stop by and say hi to my fellow co-hosts if you get the chance.
You can also find much-needed support at the IWSG website!
The question I'm pondering today is this: how long should I leave a completed first draft untouched before I go back to revise? I do find it helpful to take a step back from a project before immersing myself in the revision process, because that helps give me the distance I need to see the flaws in what I've written. In the meantime, I've been working on other projects, but part of me is itching to go back and revise. Should I return to the project in question when I feel like it, or should I revisit it after a predetermined amount of time? How much time works for you, or do you prefer to revise immediately after completing your first draft?
What insecurities are you experiencing this month?