As my own impending walk into the realm of revision closes in upon me I have grwon increasingly nervous. It took me weeks to revise a ten-thousand word short story, how am I going to revise my one-hundred-thousand word novel?
I found this blog by The Graceful Doe and I have to say it put my mind at ease a little, not because she says it will be easy, but she breaks out the steps she took doing her own revision and it gives me a great place to start.
So go forth my friends. Read and like her blog. Show some love for someone who’s been there!
Back in February I talked about how I planned to do my first lot of revisions once I finished the first draft of my manuscript. Now I have finished those initial revisions, I am now doing more revisions (does it ever end !) so I thought I would dedicate a post to what my focus is in this part of the revision process. First a brief recap of what I did for my first lot of revisions. FIRST ROUND REVISIONS Main focus: Structure and technical elements … Read More
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You’ll be fine. Just remember to skim through that Self Editing for Fiction Writers every day before or after your edit sessions and if you have it skim through Write Tight: How to Keep Your Prose Sharp, Focused and Concise by William Brohaugh (if you don’t you should get it.)
You’re drafts seem pretty solid to me. The best houses are always built on solid foundations, you’ll be fine.
I haven’t read the second one. I’ll definitely hunt that one down. I appreciate the compliment. I feel pretty good about it, but I know a few sections that need a serious re-write to accomodate some changes I made later in the story, but it should be a pretty smooth process I hope.
Thanks for mentioning my blog! Good luck with revising your novel. 🙂