Filling the Time

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Self-imposed deadline met. Another year down and another draft completed, and now… well… I don’t really know what.

Yes obviously working on the sequel, but how do you really keep yourself from going back and taking a peak at your book during the time between drafts? Because I’ve never successfully been able to leave the book alone for any period of time longer than a few days without wanting to make changes, but part of the reason I wanted to get this draft completed by December 31st was so I could spend all of January leaving it the hell alone.

I know it’ll be better for the book over all if I wait, so I’m trying to use this time to work on future blog posts, the sequel, my long list of books I’d like to read in the coming year, and walking but that still doesn’t quite stop that little itch that makes me want to get a little sneak of the book and start editing. Luckily having a full time day job takes care of a good deal of my free time issues, but on the days when I’m not working which this week was three days, means there are a number of times where I find myself feeling the urge to edit. Actually so far, I’ve been kind of lucky, I haven’t really had the desire to edit, but it’s only been six days, so there’s still time.

Any ideas on how to keep busy during the waiting period or how to resist the temptation to edit?

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