Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Writing Wednesday

No little potato progress report this week. I haven't made any progress on that manuscript. But I've been busy making final revisions to another.

I know some people hate making revisions. I like them. You already have the bones of the story and you know exactly where it is going and why. Now it's time to go back and fill in this character or that - make things come together in a way you didn't even foresee the first time around. It's a time to look at a phrase and say that is a place where I can show instead of tell. Or that's a place where I can delve a little deeper.

On this particular story these revisions are now final tweaks. And then it gets sent out into the wide world again in the hopes to someday become a book. I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime there are some great posts about critique groups over at HipWriterMama. My critique group (which HipWriterMama is a part of by the way) is absolutely awesome and has helped me so much in fine tuning my writing. If you write and don't have a critique group yet - try to find one. Absolutely the best thing that happened to my writing!


beth said...

Ugh. I hate revisions *because* I already know where the story is and how it ends. Part of the fun of writing is figuring out the end! Once I solve that puzzle, writing turns to work :(

But I'm happy for you that you're enjoying your revisions! Good luck and keep having fun!

PJ Hoover said...

I had mashed potatoes yesterday. Does that count?
No writing. No revisions. But Sunday I'm ready to get back at it!
And I'm with you. I love revisions.

Vivian said...

Glad you liked the posts. And I'm glad you're working on the final revisions.