Tag Archive for revision

Stats! Goals!

First of all: Yay! I remembered how to construct a rudimentary html table. Some things we never forget: how to ride a bike, how to make a table on the Internet… YEAR Submitted Accepted Personal Rejections Form Rejections 2013 9 1 0 2 2014 19 1 5 13 2015 41 4 10 25 It’s nice to see evidence of the… Read more →

Recipe for Revision

courtesy of liquene For the last week or so, I’ve been working on the novel I wrote in November during NaNoWriMo. Today I admitted to myself, that while effort has been expended [passive voice has been used], I’m flailing. I’ve been changing this, changing that, working obsessively on that all-important opening scene, but with very little strategy in mind. My… Read more →

Quality I – Critiques

Last time, I wrote about the benefits of quantity as a beginning writer. The more you write, the more experience you gain, the more you know, the easier the process becomes. Practice, practice, practice. But, of course, that’s not the whole story. Improvements in quality come mainly from repeated revisions. That doesn’t mean endless revisions. You must move on at… Read more →