So I'm revising my 'scare me to death' wip. I've got seven chapters to finish until I'm done with the first pass. Woot.
So I thought I'd share a bit about my revision technique. And, for the funny, I'm using the awesome pictures from hyperbole and a half to demonstrate!
Now I'm sick because I love, love, love revision (don't hate me, I'm only little.) I enjoy chopping into my sentences and making them shiny. The one thing I don't like is waking up (this probably explains why I write while sat on my bed. Hmm). So I may start my revision process like this:
But once I get into the swing of things:
I'm in my own little world. It's MY time. I lock myself in my bedroom like a teenage boy with a stash of... whatever teenage boys lock themselves in their rooms with these days. I only come up for air to either a) get a drink b) eat c) perform whatever cleanliness/hygiene related function is needed. I wield the red pen of doom/delete key on all who cross my path until stupid hours!
Sometimes I fall into my procrastination place:
Because there's always something fun happening on Twitter, the blogosphere or YouTube that I NEED to see. But I know this is no good for my MC, who I may have left dangling off some precipice to topple to her death (don't panic Amparo, she isn't really):
So I eat that last cookie, drink my tea and begin again:
And I repeat the cycle until all my pages are edited.
The I start round two.
So how do you edit? Got any fun revision tips/procrastination tools you'd like to share? :)
P.S. I'm also over at Operation Awesome today.