A Revision Story

I didn’t post yesterday.  Instead, I spent the entire day trying to deal with my novel.  The thing is that I’ve rewritten it so many times now I forgot what I’ve put into the new version, which makes it a tad difficult to put aside for a while, and then get right back in business.   My problem is that I’ve created an historical paranormal thriller girlfriend book with a hearty dose of romance.  Yup.  I did.

When I went to Whispering Pines, my mentor told me that it was the most ambitious project she’s ever critiqued.  She then went on to say that is good and bad.  It’s good because its original, it’s bad because these things are hard to pull off.  Luckily for me, I left with some real tools to attack my manuscript with.

By moving through the tools, I’ve had an “Eureka!” moment.  You see my novel is like rolling up a wet sleeping bag. I’ve started with the end, and I’ve started squishing out all the excess water and just letting it drip into the soil, then you roll it, tighter and tighter, squeezing out spiders, spitting out earwigs, and just leaving the essentials.  Next take your handy patch kit and fix all of the rips and tears.  Once its rolled tight, pack it away for a bit, before unrolling, and starting over.  Repeat until perfect.

It’s as easy as that.  Right?

PS- Didn’t write last week.  But, I did do art.  I’m thinking I may have created my next cast of characters.  What do you think?

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Crazed writer living on the coast of Maine! Attempting to blog daily in fifteen minutes or less.
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5 Responses to A Revision Story

  1. Lenore Diane says:

    What do I think? I think I’d like to read your draft.
    I am willing to bet most, if not all, writers could draft a novel endlessly. At some point, much like raising kids, one has to cut the proverbial umbilical cord and let the ‘baby’ go into the world. I am excited for your journey!

  2. Christa says:

    Wow! That is an ambitious project! Good luck.

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