So, I’m elbow deep into this revision (which has turned out to be much larger than originally intended) and I find myself thinking deep things. Go figure. You see, when I started marketing this project, I truly believed it was ready, finished, and exactly the story I wanted to tell. And now, as I'm going through it, altering plot, ramping up the pace, and hopefully making my characters easier to connect with, I’ve had moments in which I judged myself for not seeing all these items sooner. But then I realized something: the writer I was last year is not the writer I am now. This revision is proof of my evolution as a writer (and that I have the good sense to take the advice of agents as well as writer friends). This is also proof that agents know stuff. They knew my story wasn’t ready then, but here’s hoping I’ve done enough work to change their minds.
Back to revising. :)
Quote for the Day from The Princess Bride
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”