Writing a novel is a long haul.

I know. I’ve been writing my novel since 2010 (at least).

But I recently started an exercise that I hope will become a monthly routine and help me finish the second draft of my novel.

On the first of the month, I printed out my entire second draft. I’m only fifty pages into the story and so that is what I printed and had bound. I never realized how refreshing and different the experience would be. A much better choice than reading it off my computer screen. read more