Revisions

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So I finished Campnanowrimo. I am now left with 10 great picture book stories that need to be cleaned up and shown some love. Also, my NA Scifi is back from another round of CP’s (critique partners). It needs to be shown more love as well. May is super busy for me. My plan is to do revisions on both novels during the month of May. I have a tentative date of May 15th- which I recognize is CRAZY!

Clearly, I like crazy:)

Here is my revision process.

1. I will concentrate on 20 pages of the NA SciFi each day

2. I will revise on PB story a day (possibly doubling up some days because these are short stories)

3. Spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck (you will be surprised what you miss)

4. Copy and paste each section into speech software so I can hear another voice reading the passage to me. I find this super helpful.

5. Let the hubs go over the completed sections to make sure I addressed issues brought up by CP’s and betas.

I will check back in on May 15th and let you guys know how it went:) Please feel free to leave your revision tips in the comments section. I would love to hear them!

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2 thoughts on “Revisions”

  1. I do a thorough outline of my novel with revision suggestions included. I then revise a chapter a day. Once I’m done with revisions, I’ll proofread, then read it as a reader would. If alarm bells aren’t ringing about making the story better, I send off to beta readers. This gives me distance so that even if they find nothing wrong with the story, I will have been away from it long enough to look at it with readers’ eyes.

    1. I definitely agree with you about distance. I had about a month off from the NA story so just reading through the notes yesterday and reading through sections everything was so much clearer. Thanks for your comments and tips:)

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