This is the time when I think about the overall story. What's missing? Did I get all the back story in or put in too much? Is the ending too obvious or not clear enough? Is the plot tight? Are my characters memorable, flaws and all? Lots of questions pop up in my head, while I'm driving or taking a shower, as I'm making my delicious steak fajitas with loads of sauteed sweet peppers and onions.
|I make SLAMMING fajitas!|
What the?!?! You don't rush back to edit?!?!
No. I don't. I need to give my novel a rest from my weary eyes and mind. My TBR list grows with each round of revisions and I have to tackle it full force, to listen to the different voices in other stories, to hear the chilling inner voice of a deadly assassin, to feel the passion of a war soldier fighting for his brothers, and to laugh at the preposterous behavior of charming idiots in a romantic comedy.
Nothing silences my buzzing thoughts like reading other novels. After a few books in, or until I've had my fill, I'll get back to my revisions with a clear mind.
What do you do in between revisions to clear your head?
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