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My Love-Hate Relationship with Final Revisions

[Er, so, I just unearthed this in my drafts folder. Apparently I scheduled it to publish on December 15, but it never actually...published. This happens in Wordpress sometimes, but not consistently, which is one of the reasons I'm clearing out my drafts folder. In any case, I present to you a time capsule from two months ago.] Polish read number seven. Y'all, the ghost story is almost ready to rock and roll. It's only just occurred to me that I don't put polish reads on my to do list, and they take up huge, massive amounts of time. Just ridiculous

February 24th, 2015|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |

Nerdy Writer Post: Outlining

Before I'm not especially devoted to either planning or pantsing stories. (Pantsing, yes, by the seat of your pants you scribble your way through the story.) I will say that since I started "outlining" stories, my first drafts are cleaner and my revisions are less intensive. But I don't do roman numerals alternating with letters and numbers. I don't outline like they taught us in school. I stayed away from outlining for probably five years longer than I needed to, because I associated it with dreary classrooms and stifled creativity. Note to teachers: maybe not so much with the rules.

May 27th, 2014|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |