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”
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!
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 🙂
It seems much easier to manage someone else’s life that your own, right?