Day Six - RESTING
Chapter 32 of How to Write a Children's Book: a 7-day Workshop in a Book
Let your book rest for at least one day.
This is going to be the longest 24 hours you have had in a while, but they are necessary.
One of my many writing teachers recommended we let our work rest for 24 to 48 hours during one of her lectures, and it just killed me to think that I needed to rest my work.
I am the kind of person who will give you your birthday present two months early if I’ve already found the perfect thing. Early and often are words I live by!
I didn’t think I would get any benefits from letting my work rest for that amount of time, but I did what she said. I rested my piece from class for 24 hours, and when I looked at it again with fresh eyes, I was blown away by the errors I had missed moments after writing it originally.
Resting your document works.
I am still impatient with my work and tend only to let it rest overnight.
I think this is okay to do, but I encourage you to try the 24-hour rest period before you let your story rest for shorter or longer as I have had the most success letting my pieces rest for 24 whole hours.
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