Skip to content

Is Revision a Drag? Is Cleaning the Toilet a Party?

September 10, 2013

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!

Advertisements
2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2013 6:36 am

    Thank you! I think we’re going to have a blast! And hopefully be inspired to clean the toilet, er ehm, I mean revise! 😀

  2. September 11, 2013 7:17 am

    It seems that revision time is also the time that 100 other things break loose as well….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

One Writer's Journey

About writing and research.

Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme

Tying together poetry, parenting, and advertising in a neat little package

WordWranglerNC

WordNerd in Training

SevenAcreSky

WHY KIDS READ IS WHY I WRITE.

pernilleripp.wordpress.com/

Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension

Ella Kennen

Corvisiero Literacy Agency

Penny Parker Klostermann

Children's Author and Poet

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

Blog & website of children's book author Tara Lazar

Stephen Swinburne's Blog

Steve Swinburne is a children's book author from Vermont with over 30 published books. His most recent book, "Sea Turtle Scientist", is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and on book shelves now!

POETIC BLOOMINGS

POETIC BLOOMINGS is a Phoenix Rising Poetry Guild site established in May 2011 to nurture and inspire the creative spirit.

Jason R. Kinsey

Ramblings on explorations of Creation.

pictured words

a simple pairing of pictures and poetry

lisarosewrites

Swimming from Shalom to Shazizzle

K Callard

Writer

Picture Book Playdate

Picture Books: Writing, Reading, Reviewing, Discussing

Mother Streusel

Mother Streusel's useless rhymes are full of nonsense and should be avoided if your doctor has prescribed a regimen of seriousness. Proceed with caution.

The Drawer Of M. M. Socks

Stories - Tall and Short for the Tall and Short

The Picture Book Review

Reviews of Children's Board Books, Picture Books, Activity Books, and Graphic Novels

Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Children's and Young Adult Writer

%d bloggers like this: