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Revision. Are We Making It Worse?

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having fantabulous weeks. Mine’s been… not bad. Some good stuff, some annoying, you know, the normal…

Anyhoo.

I’m smack-dab in the middle of a revision right now. *ahem* let’s call it what it is — a rewrite.

GASP.

I know. Awful. But I (and some others) recognized some plot issues. So thus, I had to dive back into the pits of hell–I mean, revision. So here’s my issue this time around… we’re talking five or six versions now.

I’m thinking these changes I’m making, albeit they are needed, are messing it up more. Seriously. I feel like I’m shredding the cheese (notice I didn’t say cutting, ’cause, well… that’s just wrong on so many levels. Kind of funny, though. Okay back to the post) but the cheese is already shredded and now it’s in like tiny bits of yellowy (oh, no you didn’t just add a y to yellow. Oh, yes. I did,) orange mush. Like changing these aspects of this version of the MS is going to take me back to zero.

I hate that feeling. You too?

So I sat down and thought about it, ie wrote this blog post, and I realized that the MS is a living, breathing thing. A creature of our imaginations. A manifestation of our dreams. So, it’s going to change. It will bend and curve and twist until it doesn’t even look like the same creature. But that’s okay.

I’m going to repeat.

That’s Okay. Whew. I’m glad I could get that out.

Will my MS be better than it was? YES. Because I’m not going to stop until it is. *fistbump*

How ’bout you all? Have you felt like this before? Do you have to be at the end of the process to see everything for what it is?

That’s my Zeuser up there in the pic. He’s the best writing accessory I have ;o) Well, Scrivener’s pretty awesome too.

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Have a great rest of the week!

<3 Er

5 Responses to “Revision. Are We Making It Worse?”

  1. You know I feel the same – I feel like revisions are never done. I worry that I’m making it horrible. But we have each other to guide each through it. I’m happy about that! <3

  2. Thank goodness for that!! I’m glad I’m not alone <3<3

  3. Eek, best of luck with all the work, Erica! I’m cheering you on from inside the trenches 😀

  4. Thanks, Caitlin! You’re sweet to say that ;o)

  5. Southpaw says:

    Good for you! That is such a great attitude and it is so easy to get bummed out. I know when I do my “revisions” and find plot holes it is terribly frustrating!

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