Monday, October 1, 2012

Why painful revisions should make you happy, illustrated by Ron Weasley.

Revisions of my WiP have become downright difficult.
 

 
Maybe not...quite...as difficult as re-potting mandrakes.  But it's been difficult enough.

My natural, immediate reaction to painful revisions is this:

PLEASE NO.  NOT ANOTHER REVISION.

Or this:

I FEAR YOU. 


But after thinking about it, I realized that the rational response is this: 

Oh, revisions are even more difficult this time?  As in, you're fine-tuning things?  As in, you're putting out one last monumental effort to make it as amazing as possible?  HUZZAH!  YOU'RE GETTING CLOSE! 

And it's not because you drank a luck potion.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am getting close.  This very well may be my last revision.  And after that it's query time! 
 
And the reasonable reaction to "query time" is...



I was going to use the finishing-a-marathon analogy for this post, but using Ron was more fun.  :)

Also, there is an opportunity to win a Kindle or Nook over at the Y.A. Society, a new blog that Crystal Licata is starting up!  Yes, you heard that right.  You could WIN a Kindle or Nook.  Don't miss out!

9 comments:

  1. Great post! It made me giggle. :D Congratulations on being close to the finish line!!!

    Good luck whipping that baby into shape and querying!

    ~Gin @ Addicted to Words

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  2. What a great post! I'm revising my MS as well and it does get hard sometimes... Yeah if you're getting close to your final draft! Let me know if you're looking for beta readers, I'll be happy to volunteer!

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    1. Thanks! And hmmm I may just take you up on that. :)

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  3. I am envious, I feel I have a mountain to climb...well done you though. Good post.

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    1. Well, I'm still climbing, too. :) Best of luck!

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  4. Thanks for blogging about the giveaway!

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    1. No problem--we'll probably mention it again!

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  5. Gosh, I needed to read this right now. My revision looks a lot like that mandrake.

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