This morning, I completed writing all 93 stories. I am by no means finished with the book, but I am one step closer. It felt like a milestone I needed to brag about.
My husband, ever so patient, supportive, and understanding, asked with hopefulness: “So, this means you’ll soon stop talking about executions at the dinner table?”
Of course not. It just means I have a entered into the land of revisions where I will trudge through the muck of rogue commas, swim through a sea of extraneous words, and fight off swarms of killer (yet inactive) verbs. That’s all.
I’m lucky I belong to a fabulous critique group whose members have traversed this treacherous land before me, so I know I won’t be journeying alone.
So tell me . . . what’s the best revision and editing advice you’re ever received?
February 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm
You rock, April!!!
The best revision/editing advice I’ve received is to read each sentence individually…aloud. Then fix it. 🙂
February 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm
Congratulations! The best advice I’ve received is to read aloud. It’s amazing what the ears pick up that the eyes don’t.