Friday, January 14, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Revisions

Revising isn't easy.  It's a lot of hard work extended over many, many hours.  But, if you're doing it right and paying attention, you'll find the things you really need to fix.  For example...

You know you've found a problem when you start making comments like these:







Now, part of the problem could be that my favorite green pen ran out of ink.  AND the office supply store DOESN'T CARRY THEM ANY MORE!!!  I'm distraught.  *glares at office supply store*  But, uhm, it's probably not the pen's fault.

So, it would appear I've found my final problem area.  (Seeing as I'm at the end of the novel, it better be the final problem area. lol)  Now to fix it.

Have a great weekend, lovelies!  I'll be off in revision land.  My goal is to finish by Monday.  That's a LOT of work, but I work better under pressure.  ;)

10 comments:

Marquita Hockaday said...

Lol- I love a writer who can ask "WTF" her character is doing. B/c as we all know sometimes they do things that we just didn't tell them to. I hope you find another green pen and good luck with the revisions!

Susan said...

Where DID her sarcasm go? I'm wondering the same thing!! ;)

Good luck revising! YOU CAN DO IT!

Pam Harris said...

Good luck with the revisions! I'll be joining you in the revision cave this weekend. We should send each other motivational tweets. :)

Abby Stevens said...

Good luck, Holly! Have a great weekend. :)

Holly Dodson said...

Quita, I ask my characters WTF they're thinking a lot. lol

Susan, I know!! She's being so petulant! She has no choice but to bring the snark back this weekend. ;)

Pam, you're on! I think that's a great idea!

Thanks, Abby! You have a great weekend too!

Katie Mills said...

Good luck! Revisions are NOT my favorite part of the process so I hear ya.

Carrie said...

Good luck, Holly! I'm right there with you. I have used enough sticky notes to wipe out a Christmas tree farm and the floor is covered in diagrams and charts and I am not leaving this room until I figure out WTF THEY ARE ALL DOING!

Alicia Gregoire said...

I've done comments like that in my edits. I've also done the "OMG, really? You wrote THAT!?"

Thank goodness it's a long weekend. I'll be seeing you on Twitter with the editing.

Carrie said...

Hope the revisions went well!

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Thanks for the great posts,

Carrie

Claire Dawn said...

lol. your edits look like fun! I'm so buying a printer next month, come hell or highwater.