Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Joy of Revision

The first draft is done. It's rough. It's supposed to be. It sits at sixty-three thousand words and 264 pages. Slogging through all those blank sheets of paper was the hard part.

I sit here rubbing my hands together at the prospect of the next step: revision. The framework is there. Now for the nuances, the character idiosyncrasies, the deepening of POV, the tears, the giggles, the snorts--the layers that breathe life into the story. Revision!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who giggles and snorts when I revise ;) Sometimes I can't believe the things I put on paper.