Thursday, November 4, 2010

Super Loose Ends

My friends, I've been working hard, so hard, on a revision.

I've added, deleted, changed scenes.

There's more plot, more magic, more scary.

But I'm finding that every time I un-do or re-do something, I have to un-do or re-do a whole lot more. My writing partner, Christy says that when you untie one part, other parts unravel. That's just the way it is.

Has that happened to you?

This revision is so much stronger. I wish I'd thought of this stuff before. Before the excellent feedback.

Anyway, it's tomorrow. The last day of un-doing and re-doing, before the story goes out to some trusty readers.

I'm looking forward to giggling over the holes they find, then fixing it all up!


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yay! I hope there aren't too many holes to giggle over! :-)

Elana Johnson said...

Ah, yes. The unraveling. One thread, and the whole story needs to be stitched back together. I do this in layers. Sometimes it's pretty, but it's usually the bloodiest battle of all.