StoryADay September is over, and now, a week into October, you might be missing the thrill of high-velocity creativity.
But this is the perfect time to look through your stories and figure out:
- which ones are perfect (ha!),
- which were useful exercises that will forever be consigned to a dark corner of your hard drive, and
- which might be worth revising.
Don’t Love Revision?
I know, I know!
- Turning out new stories, racking up the word count, feels productive. Revisions can feel like, ugh…spinning your wheels.
- Writing first drafts is kind of exhausting, and revision feels like preparing to climb the same mountain twice.
- Writing new words, when you’re in the flow, feels like flying. Revision can feel like staring at a report of ‘why my writing sucks!’
If any of these treacherous thoughts are keeping you from making your stories the best they can be, delighting and impressing readers, and learning to be more productive in your writing practice, you’ll want to grab the free StoryADay workbook:
seven, concise pages of tips and mindset tricks to help you learn to, well, love revision. And it’s yours free, right now!
And when you’ve read it I’d love to know what questions you still have. Have you been in critique groups before? What worked and what didn’t? Are you terrified by the idea? (You’re not alone!)
Just reply leave a comment below and tell me what you’re thinking.