So, I’m on a revision kick apparently, mostly because I’m about to try a massive self-publishing where I release a novel a month for the rest of the year. Feel free to gasp here.
And also because I’m working with a lot of writers on revision right now.
The third step is really making decisions.
Decisions can be hard for all of us, right? And decisions about art? Those are super hard sometimes for us writers because we have all the feels about all the words.
But we have to buckle up and do the work and make the decisions.
What kind of decisions?
We have to decide what to change.
A scary word all in itself unless you’re finding it in the seat cushions.
But us humans tend to be super nervous about change. We are afraid of the unknown. We worry about MAKING THINGS WORSE.
If I had a dollar for all the writers who told me during revisions that they would be making things worse, I would be able to not work all summer, I think.
And that would be awesome.
But back to the topic.
You want to look back at all the issues you saw in your draft during your read through and you want do decide which ones need to be fixed.
Make the decision to fix things or not.
You’ve got this.
It really comes down to whether you want to be lazy about things or if you want to craft the best book you possibly can.
When I put it that way, it’s really a no-brainer, right?
That’s why we’re going to talk about the next step on Wednesday.
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