Revising and Re-Writing

I’ve taken a lengthy break from writing… part of it was self-imposed distance that I felt like I needed for perspective… another huge part was I just moved back from Europe and that was a bit ca-razy.

But now that I’m reading back over what I wrote, I’m realizing that the first few chapters are just crap. I like the way the book evolves, but especially that first chapter just needs a hell of a lot of work!

I found some great resources for revising. One is this cool article on the NaNoWriMo blog called 7 Steps to a Big Picture Revision. The other is Second Sight by Cheryl B. Klein.

It’s a little overwhelming, especially since I’m not really sure exactly how to get that first chapter where I want it to be… but I guess that is part of the journey I am on.

So here’s to re-writing


…. and happy re-revising to me!



4 Replies to “Revising and Re-Writing”

  1. Glad to see you’re back! How are you re-adjusting to Texas?

    Yes, re-writing can be overwhelming, but it’s worth it. Good luck!

    1. It’s been a slow adjustment over the last 2 months, but right now it’s pretty good. I feel like I’ve found everyone’s routine except for mine 🙂

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