This Is What Novel Revision Looks Like

Posted on 05 September 2014

In addition to all that other stuff I did over the summer, I spent a lot of time revising my novel. A lot. Of time. Here’s what that looked like:

That’s a fairly classic example of the day-to-day revision extravaganza. I’ve got my tea, my computer, my notes, and, of course, Cirrus completely in my way. But sometimes it got even messier. Like when I tried to draw a “map” of a certain section of the novel. Hint: Using highlighters and arrows doesn’t necessarily help make sense of anything:

I also had fun reading through some of the marginal notes I left myself months ago. I wasn’t always very nice:

But it all worked out. I finished the draft at the end of August, and it’s now in the hands of a few beta readers. So I’m back to writing stories, which is generally going well. Or at least until Cirrus decides to sit on my hands again as I work:

1 Response to This Is What Novel Revision Looks Like

  • Catherine says:

    This looks like my life! Hope all is going well with revisions.. it’s endless, isn’t it? Ciao cat

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