Revision Hell: An update

Well, I’ve started the (rather wonderful) Storywonk Revision Class and have got serious with my WIP…

A week ago, it looked like this:

And now? I think I’m going to need a bigger cork board…

I’ve revised books before. I’ve even attempted something similar with index cards and coloured pens but, well, I’ve never got this far with it. I’ve allowed myself to stop when it got too difficult, when the number of ‘scenes’ that turned out to be fragments became too depressing, when my plot (or lack of) was too stark. Not this time. I’ve cut those fragments. I’ve scribbled over chunks that no longer fit the story. I’ve powered through to the (very) bitter end.

And, you know something? It’s going to be really helpful. Yes, I already knew that the last third of the book was a God-awful mess, but now I can really SEE the mess. Better yet, I can see possibilities for fixing it.

Phew.

7 thoughts on “Revision Hell: An update

    • 26th July 2011 at 4:57 pm
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      Thanks, Chris, and thanks for visiting… I’ll definitely check out that zombie story!

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  • 26th July 2011 at 4:18 pm
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    Wow missus – that’s pretty impressive. Well done you!!

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    • 26th July 2011 at 5:00 pm
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      Thanks, Matthew. I feel like Dory at the moment singing ‘just keep swimming, just keep swimming’. x

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  • 27th July 2011 at 10:42 am
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    I am really looking forward to having a best selling author as a sister-in-law. I will be able to point at your books in Waterstones and say that I am realted to that talented woman! X

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  • 27th July 2011 at 10:42 am
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    RELATED even! My fingers have gone on strike for the day.

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    • 27th July 2011 at 10:52 am
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      Oh, thank you! What a lovely message… I’ll do my best to make it come true! x

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