Did anyone else become even more lost during revisions?
Last night, I planted myself at the bookstore for a few hours. I was ready to change, create, trash. But as I read through the manuscript, I found it boring.
But I'm not sure if that idea is tainted with my bias.
So, I considered putting my first few chapters as a blog entry, just to see if any skilled readers had the same sentiment. The wonderful Laura , Gargi, and Rachna have already given me excellent feedback so I thought a few more eyes wouldn't hurt.
Also, I thought I'd share how I started revisions rounds in case it helps anyone else:
1. One round was for each plot/subplot issue
2. Another round was to make sure settings were well written and showed character
3. Dialogue check
4. Each chapter/scene ends with increased tension and higher stakes
5. The themes are clear and consistent
During my zoomed out revision, I will read it out loud to make sure that the rhythm seems appropriate, sentences are worded well, and metaphors make sense.
For those of you who are also revising, good luck!!