I’m happy to be back revising SoR. Revising, I think, is often where the real work of writing novels is. This is the point where I have to put my thinking cap on, where I have to confront plot issues and grapple with characters. I can’t blow off story problems with a note to come back and fix it later.
Because late is now.
Right Brain has rallied splendidly around the war-banner. Right Brain was not thrilled about being pulled away from the Shiny New Idea of the Week to go do hard stuff. But it had to come around and give me some cool things to work with–some aha! things are coming together moments–or risk being bored to tears.
Left Brain is happy because the backlog is being cleared off the mental Inbox. It’s happy because there is measurable progress. Lo:
SoR Part I Revision: 82 out of 132 pages–DONE.
I know at least a couple of people reading this are also revising novels. How’s it going?
So true! And yay for lots of progress!
I’m one of the revisers. Just started on my DTD novel, but I opted to take Holly Lisle’s novel revision course, so am doing the revision based on her methods. The first lesson is hard, time-consuming, and very satisfying so far. I’m looking forward to seeing what else is coming. Will keep you posted.
You’re the fourth person I know taking that course! I feel left out! 😀
I’d love to hear what you think of it a month down the road. I have the perfectly broken novel to work on while taking that course. I’ll be signing up when next Holly opens the floodgates. 😀
Congrats to you! You’re further than me. I just got my novel printed out for HTRYN. 112 pages to go! 🙂 But I have a very good excuse. I was sick and had minimal computer access (work on breaks – not too good for printing off what’s on home PC). But I got over a third of my article for Jennifer Blanchard on Procrastinating Writers done. Yay! Crazy me. :shakes head at self:
Well, I’d already done some of the typein back in the spring, so I had a headstart. Besides, I have all of Part Two to revise, too, but that will have to wait after Christmas.
I’d love to read your guest post when it comes out, so please send me a link. 🙂
Will do! But first I got to finish writing the thing. :stares in abject terror at index card heap: