#atozchallenge: Revisions

21 Apr

R 2016


Revisions are the one thing that drive me crazy but it has to be done. πŸ™‚ I’m in the middle of revising the Vampires of New Orleans series and it’s been kind of fun but frustrating because I’ve now changed who the main character is. The new main character fits the plot more than the previous one did. So, now I’m revising the dialogue and other important points of the story. At the same time I’m thinking it was better the other way. Why is revising sometimes more frustrating than the actual writing of the story? I’ll tell you for me it’s that I don’t want to cut scenes but I know it has to be done to make the story better. πŸ™‚

Here are a few articles I’ve found helpful when revising.

Checklist for Editors

Avoiding Common Writing Mistakes

Your Revision Checklist

Two books I’ve found helpful as well.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Revision and Self-Editing

Look forward to your comments about this topic πŸ™‚



Posted by on 04/21/2016 in blog hops



4 responses to “#atozchallenge: Revisions

  1. alinakfield

    04/21/2016 at 3:32 pm

    I tend to find the first draft more excruciating than revisions!

    • Diane Riggins

      04/21/2016 at 7:25 pm

      Sometimes I find the first draft to be frustrating but most of the time it’s the revisions that make me crazy. For me writing the first draft is fun because I just write and get everything down on the page. πŸ™‚

  2. Samantha Bryant (@mirymom1)

    04/21/2016 at 10:20 pm

    Another good set of resources. I totally get that second-guessing yourself about whether your tinkering is making it better or worse though!

    @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

    • Diane Riggins

      04/22/2016 at 12:25 am

      Thanks. So true. It drives me nuts when I start revising and the story starts going in a different direction πŸ™‚


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