HTRYN: Back on the Wagon

   Posted by: Faith   in Creating Coldcuts

Some of you may know, I signed up for Holly Lisle’s How To Revise Your Novel course back in November or December (can’t remember when it went live). I had every intention of revising my 2008 NaNo-Novel for the course, but when I started working on it, I just wasn’t feeling it. Needless to say, I fell behind in the course and felt pretty awful about it…

This week, with my new resolve to revise my 2007 NaNo-Novel, I’m happy to say I’m back on the revision wagon! Yesterday I managed to go through more pages in one sitting than I had in three with the other novel. Mind you, the first pass through for Lesson 1 of the course is essentially identifying problem areas, but my vision is much clearer with this novel than it was for the other one.

Yay for progress!

Have you ever found yourself stuck on a particular project, only to realize that it wasn’t the right thing for you to work on at the time?

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2 comments so far


I’m still on the first pass, in all honestly! I have such dreams, but it’s still hard to go back and read that first novel (mine was a NaNo 2008) and NOT know what’s coming next. I’ve put it aside for now, still taking Holly’s class…. Hopefully I can pick it up again soon :) Need to find that strand of motivation again :)

March 2nd, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Oh, motivation… that cruel mistress! Good luck in getting back to it… I find that if I’m not emotionally invested in the project (ie. I don’t want to work on it, just doing it because I have to), things take so much longer and I hate it more. It wasn’t until choosing the right manuscript that the motivation came back… so I say, wait as long as you have to! You’ll feel its pull eventually… :)

March 2nd, 2010 at 4:19 pm

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