I don’t mind revision. I really don’t. I like getting my hands into my sentences, paragraphs and chapters, playing around with the words and images, and making it all better.
Once the story is down on paper, revision turns it into a novel. But it’s hard to see into your own story sometimes. We’re too close to our work. Distance and time can help. Different eyes will certainly help.
I’ve realized that I’m pretty good at helping others turn their stories into novels. In a past life I was called “Eagle-Eyes”. I have edited websites and quarterly newsletters. I am part of two critique groups, helping 5 writers every month. And I recently helped a writer friend with her first novel.
Revision – I have a knack for it. So, where do I go from here?