Tag Archives: revision

Discovering the Snough

So somehow I’ve managed to get myself sick again. Too much travel, not enough sleep, overexposure to public transportation, and bam I’m back to sick. Not so sick that I’m confined to bed. More of a half work day / … Continue reading

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The Importance of Time Away as You Revise

As I’ve been working on revisions, I’ve noticed that 30 pages a day works well for me. It’s usually 4 hours of actual time at the computer making changes. Which may not sound like a lot, but that’s just the … Continue reading

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I'm Back!

  It’s been almost 5 weeks since my last post or my last visit to blogs. *Big wave* I can’t tell you how much it helped to remove the blogging writing and reading and downsize the social media. It’s the … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Sequel

The first draft felt pretty good. The second draft was something I survived. The beta comments told me I had a long way to go in revising the sequel to The Six Train to Wisconsin. As I struggle through my … Continue reading

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What I Do With Beta Reader Feedback

After I have taken a pass through my first draft, I enlist 2-4 beta readers, people I know who are willing to read my work and give me feedback. Gwen Stephens inspired this post by asking me how I process  my … Continue reading

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Reblog: JM McDowell’s Revision Molasses

  Today, I thought I’d share one of my favorite blog posts by JM McDowell, where she talks about her recent revision battles. It’s an inspiring post and I hope you enjoy it! http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/11/17/either-im-getting-stronger-or-the-molasses-is-getting-thinner/#more-3870

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What Comes Next…

  I sent my revised manuscript to the agent on Sunday. 1000 lbs off my shoulders. And Monday morning I faced a new unknown… What comes next. I still had blog posts and social media stuff to do. But this … Continue reading

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Revision Wars–Battling Miranda

The second hardest part of revising? Battling my inner critic, Miranda. It’s been 10 weeks since I started on this re-vision of my manuscript. Drafting new scenes, reworking old scenes into an alternate POV. 10 weeks of hearing Miranda say … Continue reading

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My Revision Process

This is what my desk currently looks like… Because I am in the middle of massive re-visioning of my book. Everyone has a process for this. A plan of attack. Here’s what works for me. I print out the entire … Continue reading

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Books are not Babies

1) Would you sell your child? 2) Would you hand your child over to complete strangers? 3) Would you re-vision your child? 4) Would you put your child in a drawer and decide it was never worth seeing the light … Continue reading

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