November 15, 2005

A Tiny Blob of Revision Insight

I wonder if those major plot revisions ever become less wrenching, or if it's just a case of becoming more willing to endure the wrenching. I'm already steeling myself for the giant changes which will no doubt have to occur with Limerick--my piece for NaNoWriMo--but it might be easier simply because I haven't been spending as many weeks upon weeks with it, growing attached with each re-read. I think that might be a problem of doing as-you-go revisions--you get super-sticky-attached to what you decide to leave in. Or I do, anyway.

1 comment:

TadMack said...

Once you live with a piece, it does tend to grow on you... revisiting A La Carte was pretty bad -- because I did so much research adding new recipes, going to Yosemite, asking random males in my life how/when/why they ever used their "friend" girl friends and how they felt -- Lainey became larger than life.

Steven gets The Cobbler's Son the day after Thanksgiving. And I'll be checking into rehab about then... because I know that one's going to be hard. I don't know what I'll do if he hates it entirely.

(Of course I know "not publish it," duh. But sometimes I wonder how much or how long I'll go with the happy reply of "sure, I'll revise!")