Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Revision Done (Maybe)


This is the latest revision (post editorial comments), ready to go back to my editor. Many pages have small changes; the yellow pages are new scenes.  Most of the changes came in the second half of the book, tweaking characters and plot points, uncovering new connections. Revisions could go on endlessly--no matter how many times you read something, you can always find something to tweak, but at some point you have to let go of it.

On Sunday, I loved it. On Monday, I hated it. On Tuesday, I kissed it.

And now, a reward--off to empty my brain:

13 comments:

  1. You speak my language, Sharon. :-)

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  2. Glad you finished revisions . . . for now. And the beach to clear the brain is an EXCELLENT idea!

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  3. Congratulations on being able to kiss it and send it off. Enjoy that well-earned walk on the beach.

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  4. It is interesting to read about the writing process.

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  5. I'd say you have been working hard. The beach looks pretty inviting to me! (Our snow is gone for the moment).

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  6. It's nice knowing every writer has conflicted feelings about her revisions...but I'm sure your editor will love them. Congratulations!

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  7. Nice to see you have that reward waiting for you. A good dose of reality to hear that you don't always love your revisions.

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  8. Love your 'daily' editorial words... hahahaha! Similar to life, itself.

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  9. Yay! We still have snow on our grass... pretty beach!

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  10. I never wrote a book, but I had a "work" to write at the end of my university years (sorry , I don't know the english name!) so I know this feeling:I never was really happy about what I wrote, until I was "Obliged" to make an end! and then, what a good feeling , back to liberty again! :o)

    (I don't always have time to come here, but wanted to let you know that I appreciate each of your lovely visits on my blog. Thank you for coming!)

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  11. Wonderful news, it's so nice!
    Congratulations!
    Léia

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