"I am hard at work on the second draft...Second draft is really a misnomer as there are a gazillion revisions, large and small, that go into the writing of a book."
Hi, everyone! How did you do with your goals for last week? I admit, I wasn't as good as I should have been.
I noticed a number of you are working on revisions so I thought I'd make that our theme for this week.
Is this you?
Do you dread revising?
Or do you have revision angst?
I'm kind of in the middle. I've been known to spend forever just on one paragraph to get it right.
I love this other quote:
"I've found the best way to revise your own work is to pretend that somebody else wrote it and then to rip the living sh*t out of it."
In the book THE WRITER'S BOOK OF WISDOM
101 RULES FOR MASTERING YOUR CRAFT by Steven Taylor Goldsberry:
Trust the Muse of Revision
...keep your mind open to alternatives. And dedicate your heart to the process.
William Butler Yeats said, "Months of rewriting. What happiness!"
What are some ways you get around the revision angst so you don't even up like this:
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