One thing I am sure about, once I revise this one, the next one will be easier. At least that is the hope and prayer.
This week, I put my big girl panties on and decided to outline a novel revision plan--like I would for a short story revision. I set an outline for issues I am going to work on, issue by issue. This list, of course, may make no sense to you, but it does for me. My characters are well-developed, I think, but here is what I landed on.
- Verb tenses (I changed the verb tenses of Alan's point of view and the inconsistency in the chapters drives me bonkers.)
- Character Main Goals
- Vacuums (thanks Grant)
- Character Development
- Chapter Divisions
This week, I am also finalizing Mona's Return. I have a great editor going over that piece, so the Kindle book will be out August 1. The printed version, probably a little after that.
So frowny face, smiley face.
You have any advice for successfully revising a novel? By all means, share some useful comments.