Needless? Maybe. I’ve started the second draft. In this case, it begins with a chapter-by-chapter critique. I need direction before I start the Bloatening™.
Writer’s Advice: Copy-Catting!
At one writer’s workshop, a published author (whose name is lost to time) told me that there are no original stories anymore. In fact, (he insisted) original stories are impossible. So many books have been published over the last hundreds of years that everything has been pretty much covered.