Is Revision a Drag? Is Cleaning the Toilet a Party?
Is revision a drag to you? It can be to me.
And ESPECIALLY the timing. It seems I have to be in a rare mood to revise. I suppose because writing feels best when it’s fresh, spontaneous, or prompted. Going back to “that old thing” you wrote last month, last week, last year…it just isn’t really “creative.” It’s like changing your oil or rotating tires. It’s like cleaning the toilet. It’s MAINTENANCE. Ughhh.
SO, I’m really looking forward to REVIMO! in January, 2014. Writer Meg Miller offers us a new challenge, and one I’ll need right after the holidays. It will be a great chance to restart my writing craft! Check it out and sign up for a reminder at … http://megmillerwrites.blogspot.com/2013/08/revimo.html .
If revision is a drag for you–and especially if it’s not–drag yourself over to Meg’s blog and sign up for a reminder to participate come the new year! There’s nothing like having fellow writers cheer you on as you change the oil or clean the toilet. It helps makes it a new and fresh experience…and how shiny that story will be when you get through!