Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Writer Wednesday: What Revision Really Looks Like

I've come to the conclusion that I like to embarrass myself. Today I'm sharing a video of what revision really looks like…if you're me. Just an FYI, my daughter watched this and said, "You're putting that on YouTube?" while giving me a "Mom, you're so embarrassing" look. Then she must have had a change of heart because she laughed and said, "Let me know when it's up. I want to watch it again and again so I can laugh at you." She's such a confidence booster!

So, without further ado, here is what revision really looks like when you're me. While the video is short, just envision this repeating on an endless loop until I finish revising a book. ;)


Did this seem familiar to you? What does your revision process look like?

26 comments:

  1. ha! yup--this is my life. Glad I'm not the only one thinking all these things

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    1. I go from thinking I'm the best writer to thinking I'm the worst writer about a thousand times while revising each book. ;)

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  2. Oh, that is funny! You're not alone in this mindset while revising!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that because I feel crazy sometimes. ;)

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  3. Me, too. By the time I'm finished revising, I'm usually laying on the desk with a distraught look on my face. My kids laugh at me.

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  4. LOVE IT!!!!!! And yes...you are funny! :)

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    1. I don't think I'm funny but I do find myself easy to laugh at. ;)

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  5. So true! I go back and forth thinking that I write well and I write horribly. Even within the same chapter. I'm always shaking my head and tapping the backspace key...

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  6. Haha! That was great! I often laugh at my writing (in a good way) and think how funny I am. Other times, I'm frowning and shaking my head thinking how bad a sentence/paragraph is.

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  7. SO funny. I can definitely relate. Plus you're really pretty, in case someone hasn't told you that today!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Stephanie. :) You're so sweet.

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  8. Oh I love it. One Line Books--sounds like a publishing house, but I'd totally read it as a book. Ah that was good medicine. So been there.

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    1. There are one-line contests so maybe one-line books aren't that far off. ;)

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  9. I think you're funny! ;) And I think that too- about one line being super good and why can't all the other lines be like that? Nailed it, lol!

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    1. Thanks, Leandra. I only think I'm funny in a "wow, I'm really embarrassing" kind of way. ;)

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  10. Oh my gosh, that was too funny and too "real" for me!! I start out loving the story I've written and then go directly into "that's crap, start over!" mode. It's nice to know I'm not in the up and down hills from revising alone!

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    1. You are not alone at all. I think we all do it.

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  11. Yup, I definitely talk to myself too. It's a good thing when the characters I wrote make me laugh after the fact.

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    1. Yeah, I wish I was as witty as my characters.

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  12. What? Who talks like that? LOL!!!

    Very cute. :)

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  13. "Did this seem familiar to you?"

    YUP.

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