Self editing is hard, but it is a vital step for your project, but also for you to improve your craft.
Now that I'm knee-deep in the revision trenches, I wanted to share exactly how I go about my revisions and the way that I layer what I'm looking for as I read through my manuscript. When it comes time to revise your draft, it can seem overwhelming to look at all the words you've written… Continue reading Revision Part 2: Layering
I'm finally in revisions! Cue fanfare and vacations and winning the jackpot! Okay, maybe not, but it sure feels that awesome. Until....I turn back around from my daydream and see this hulking beast of a manuscript staring back at me (one reason I took a break before jumping in to revisions). Does anyone else feel… Continue reading Revisions Part 1: Getting Organized
In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” —Stephen King This November I’m double dipping in the creative well. My NaNoWriMo project is also my thesis project for my Master’s in Creative Writing. So,… Continue reading Killing My Darlings