I am a firm believer that every writer is different. What works for you might or might not work for me. That is part of the reason I have interviews with writerly types on Get Published. If enough people tell their personal story to getting their work published, one of the stories might resonate with you.
Last week I got some great advice regarding revisions. I have been struggling a bit on my current revisions and I was discussing it with another writer. He said he approaches revisions differently. He treats them as another opportunity to spend time with the characters. Time he wouldn’t ordinarily have. That made it more enjoyable for him.
What I was doing wasn’t working so I decided to give it a try. It wasn’t completely natural (yet), but I was able to see my characters and the story through different eyes. I was able to enjoy what they were doing and better see where the changes could be made. And, when I was finished, I had revised an additional 20 pages.
I’m actually looking forward to getting on with the revisions now. Partially because I’m past the half-way point but more because I’m having fun writing the characters again.
I hope I can keep it up.
Sounds like excellent advice! Plus anything to make editing less arduous is a good thing. 🙂
You are so right, Richard. The full set of advice (from that author) will be available (#TeaserAlert) in the next episode of Get Published.