Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Please DO NOT forget my interview with fantasy/sci-fi writer, Beth Revis, Monday April 2oth. Yeah, yeah, I slipped her some peeps to get her to do it. And please do NOT forget to enter my contest:

The prize: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ways to enter:
-You're a follower or you become one (1 point)
-You comment on this post (1point)
-You post this somewhere on your blog (2 points) and comment telling me so with a link to your blog.
-You get a someone to become a follower (3 points) and comment telling me you have done so.
Contest ends May 1st and runs internationally. :)

I have decided to begin keeping a tally of my revisions for the week. In other words on Monday, I promised myself that I would revise four chapters this week. I'm wondering what y'all think of this. I know authors keep track of so many words that they want to write in a week but what do you think of doing it in revisions? And it's a little low because of my son's surgery tomorrow. Otherwise it might be eight chapters. Do you think this is a good idea? Have you ever done it? If so, please let me know if it worked for you. It seems to me that at some point I will let it rest for a couple of weeks, but I'd like to think it is done and then let it rest. When I pick it up after the rest period then I will just have minor things to fix, I hope! Thanks for reading and thanks to those who have decided to follow my blog. We're all in this together. :)

5 comments:

  1. Here's my comment for an entry. And I'm a follower.

    I don't think it's ever a good idea for me to plan to revise a certain number of chapters or words. It never works out and just gets me stressed out. I just do what needs to get done, in the amount of time it takes.

    I'm sure I'll change my tune when I have deadlines and I'm a famous published author, LOL!

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  2. Robyn, I would love to invite you into The Quick Quill, but I need your email address. If you'll email me at the address in my profile or comment on the Quick Quill blog post with your email address (I'll delete it when I get it), I'll send you an invite. Thanks!

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  3. I actually keep track more of revisions than of writing--because I like to write, but hate to revise!

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  4. I have a hard time setting a timeline on how much I'll revise in a given amount of time. Instead I normally focus on when I want to be done with the revision (or at least the major guts of it).

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