Friday, June 24, 2011

Revising Tips

I'm revising.

This week I had a really awesome day. I had a moment of inspiration about a chapter that was totally awesome. Then I had this other chapter. This chapter that wouldn't behave. I struggled with how I should incorporate some of the suggestions from the people who gave me feedback.

But the chapter didn't want to work well with others.

So I just let the chapter sit in the corner and think about what it had done or was doing or whatever. Then I came back to it and now I'm really excited about some of the changes.

So when the thing you're revising isn't behaving make it sit in the corner and think.

Do you have any revising tips?


KarenG said...

It's so exciting when that happens! When I'm in that situation, I like to go lay down and ponder, maybe even sleep, and the solution just bubbles up.

Alicia Gregoire said...

Wine. Lots and lots of wine. ;)

Misha said...

Hehehe clever. I take breaks from revisions, because they try to take over my life.


Sarah said...

Love those aha moments! Hmmm... my only tip is sticky notes. Something about sticky notes makes my brain work better.

NiaRaie said...

Hmmm. I enjoy revisions, but I haven't exactly tamed the beast. Wait--can you ever?
Anyway,I'd say focus on certain sections first (plot, characterization, details, etc)Also, good music for breaks and good food for...well, anytime.

Matthew said...

I've been known throw my draft to the side and rewrite from the top to incorporate my changes... it's hard for me to insert on an already filled page.

I love this blog post!