Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year Revision Blog Fest

Happy New Year!

Today is a blog fest entry, hosted by the awesome Katrina.

What I plan to revise: My current wip is nearing the second draft completion stage. *Yay* I want to get this baby revised so I can query, and then devote 100% of my writing time to the new wip. 

The process: I tend to read through my hard copy, make notes and apply to the MS. I also send chunks of chapters to my crit partners. Once they send their notes back, I apply their feedback. Then I send the pages to my awesome beta, Renae. Then it's lather, rinse, repeat. 

How long I expect it to take: I'm hoping to get this revision done by the end of January. 

Easiest part: I pretty much love all the revision process, but my favourite bits are internals, dialogue, world-building and setting. 

Hardest part: My US grammar. I'm brushing up on the rules, but i <3 MY crit partners for their help. I'll admit that I sometimes miss the habit we Brits have for alternating between 'that' and 'which' though. 

When I'll feel done: It is a toss up between when I feel there isn't anything else I can do, or my crit partners/beta feedback is limited to moving around punctuation. ;)

And then I'll repeat the process with the new wip. 

What about your revisions? 


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I plan to revise and polish the sequel to my book this year!

Jemi Fraser said...

I need to get back in to my steampunk and revise, but my nano has kind of taken over.

Emy Shin said...

I'm hoping I can finish a novel and get to the revision stage this year. Good luck on your revisions! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck with your edits.

I'm halfway through a novel I'm dying to finish. My plans to get some writing in during the Christmas break didn't happen so I'm going to have to try to squeeze it in when I can.

Happy 2011!