erica m. chapman

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My Revision Journey Told Through Disney GIFs

posted by on Jan 26, 2014 | 6 comments

Hi Everyone! Hope your Sunday is going well ;o) So, lately I’ve been revising and wanted to do a post on what it feels like. The ups and downs, turns, that kind of thing (original huh? LOL). BUT I thought I would tell it through Disney GIF’s instead since it’s more fun and I’ve always been a visual person and I love GIFs. Here we go!

My revision journey told through Disney GIFs.

I start out thinking there are SO many possibilities!

Cheshire Cat gif

 I’m so EXCITED! This is going to be the best MS I’ve revised EVER!

Lion King

Then the real work begins and it seems like an endless climb…

repunzels castle

Each step seems never-ending.

frozen gif 1

frozen 2

 

I quickly arrive at the stage where I think everything is total crap.

Brave1

 

I start to change things I NEVER thought I would which makes me feel like I’m completely messing everything up.

Mulan 1

Every morning I look like death.

frozen 5

 

I think I’m starting to catch a stride then something derails me.

tangled 2

 

I feel like nothing makes sense in the story anymore.

cheshire cat 1 Alice 4 Cheshire cat 3 Alice 5 Cheshire cat 4 Alice 6 Alice 7 Alice 8 Cheshire Cat 6

I try to add backstory and I either add too much or too little.

Tangled 3

So I decide to start from the beginning and see what works and what doesn’t. I end up deleting some of my favorite scenes.

Alice 3

Then I feel like this.

Cheshire cat 8

I start getting pulled into different plot holes and internal monologue traps.

Cinderella

After putting the pieces back together and getting everything in its spot.

Up Aristocats

I regroup. Because I can’t stay in Wonderland forever.

Tangled 5

 

I start climbing to the top of that wall.

Mulan 2

Work Hard.

Frozen 10

And make my MS just as beautiful as the first version, but better.

Frozen 9

I fall, but there’s always someone to catch me.

Frozen 7

And even though I feel like this…

frozen 3

And I realize how hard it is to say goodbye to a different version of my story…

Toy Story 1 Toy Story 2

I believe in this book and I want it to be the best.

Beauty and the Beast 1

It WILL be the best!

Frozen 11

Anyone else feel like this? How do you get through it?

Have a great week!

erica

 

Gifs found at http://animated-disney-gifs.tumblr.com/

6 Comments

  1. Right there with ya. I’m almost 20k into a major re-write and just stepped back from a completely new scene wondering, wow, where did that come from, Main Character? Surprises all around.

  2. I’m so proud of you! Anytime I think I’ve given all I can to my wip I think of how much effort you put in and I keep going.

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