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!
I’m so EXCITED! This is going to be the best MS I’ve revised EVER!
Then the real work begins and it seems like an endless climb…
Each step seems never-ending.
I quickly arrive at the stage where I think everything is total crap.
I start to change things I NEVER thought I would which makes me feel like I’m completely messing everything up.
Every morning I look like death.
I think I’m starting to catch a stride then something derails me.
I feel like nothing makes sense in the story anymore.
I try to add backstory and I either add too much or too little.
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.
Then I feel like this.
I start getting pulled into different plot holes and internal monologue traps.
After putting the pieces back together and getting everything in its spot.
I regroup. Because I can’t stay in Wonderland forever.
I start climbing to the top of that wall.
And make my MS just as beautiful as the first version, but better.
I fall, but there’s always someone to catch me.
And even though I feel like this…
And I realize how hard it is to say goodbye to a different version of my story…
I believe in this book and I want it to be the best.
It WILL be the best!
Anyone else feel like this? How do you get through it?
Have a great week!
Gifs found at http://animated-disney-gifs.tumblr.com/