THE CONSPIRACY OF US through January 24th
KATE TESTERMAN QUERY CRITIQUE & A TUNNEL VISION Giveaway through January 24th
BANNEKER BONES AND THE GIANT ROBOT BEES through January 31st
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES SIGNED GALLEY & T-SHIRT through February 16th
THE INQUISITOR'S MARK through January 31st
Wednesday's Word Count
A roundup of last week:
PJ was working on revisions (but she's on vacation right now).
Stephanie set a daring goal of 12k.
Eric didn't make a specific goal but I'd like to think he's actively writing.
Tyler also didn't state a goal but I know he's working on a rewrite.
Nevets was getting behind. Hopefully he's back on track.
Heather was pretending to ignore me.
Sheri didn't state a goal but she chimed in on my writing question. How's the writing Sheri? Your meter says 90% done. Woo!
Rhonda also chimed in on last Wednesday's question.
If you want to review last week's thread, you can find it here.
As for me...
Prior Goal: Finish draft by 05/15
Goal for new week: Ehh... knock out some major revisions?
Excuses / comments: I'm on somewhat unfamiliar grounds all of a sudden. I don't have a process for revision and this novel needs a lot of it. Fortunately, Heather gave me a rundown on her process and it's a great one. I've decided to combine her advice with Holly Isle's One-Pass Revision technique whilst reviewing my three favorite writing books: The First Five Pages, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, and Plot & Structure.
So far there are things I love and hate about revising. I've noticed, in some cases, it's best to rewrite a scene from scratch on a new document. It helps to prevent me from clinging to sentences I've already written, and therefore gives me an increased chance at finding a better way to word something.
Wednesday Question: Do you have any tips or thoughts you want to share on revising and editing? Do you love it? Hate it? And of course, how are your goals coming along?