Okay, so apparently nards are the same as balls, so my title might as well be Why Revising Sucks Hairy Ball Balls.
ANYWAYS, I would like to dedicate this blog post to Precy Larkins, who is also in the process of revising her NaNo novel. This one's for her because she is quite possibly the sweetest and cutest person alive on the planet today. THAT'S RIGHT PEOPLE!
So, yanno, I work full time. I have two kids, a husband, etc. I wake up every morning at five AM, shower the sleep from my eyes and try to write or edit for about an hour each day before waking up the progeny for school. Sometimes, it's difficult. While revising, it's especially difficult.
Here's a typical morning while revising:
|It starts like this. I'm happy. I'm typing. Today, I'm going to fix chapter eleven because it totally blows and it's driving me crazy and I CAN DO IT G DANG IT!!!!|
|Then this happens. I FAIL (and flail) I suck SOOO bad and nothing I do will make this dang WiP any better I might as well GIVE UP!!!|
|Then I decide to have one tiny glass of wine to help me relax and get the words flowing. And then I also wonder why did I choose to wear this sweater that makes me look like a lumpy rutabaga?|
Then I start the process all over again. Happy, flailing, drinking.
I've heard there are writers out there that actually prefer editing to drafting, but I think that's a made up story that parents use to scare their children into being obedient.
So tell me, lovely blog readers, how do you get through your editing woes? Are you one of those boogeymen that enjoy the revision process?