Thursday, May 21, 2015

Learning to Love Revising

I'm over at From the Write Angle today talking about what I've learned about rewriting. I'm nowhere near Expert level at this, but I've learned a lot in the last few years!

I MUCH prefer that initial draft - in fact, I could probably write 1st drafts forever and be happy.

But, I've learned to enjoy revising as well. I didn't think it would ever happen, but it has.

I like rereading that draft and finding sections I love, and sections that need to be eliminated post-haste!

I've learned to like weaving in details - although I'm still working at learning to weave in more description. Anyone else find that really, really hard???

I love the slash and burn rounds of editing. Trimming the story and finding those redundant phrases fills me with giddy pleasure. Weird, but true.

Adding/Deleting plot lines isn't something I'm adept at yet, but I'm working on it. Still gives me nightmares though!

How about you? What's your favourite (or least favourite!) part of the revising process?
(Hope to see you over at From the Write Angle!)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Spring & Revising

Spring has truly reached us here in Northern Ontario!!!

Once the tulips start popping, it feels as if we've turned or back on the snow.
Cross your fingers!!!

I'm deep in the midst of revising one story while another simmers.
Once I've done another round on the simmering one, it'll be off to the beta readers
& I'll head back to this one.

How about you? Drafting, revising or marketing?
Where are you at this beautiful spring day?