Why You (Probably) Struggle with Revisions
First drafts are a honeymoon of inspiration and discovery.
Second and third drafts require you to come face-to-face with your poor writing.
When you reach this stage, you find yourself wishing you knew how to…
Accurately identify your story’s problems.
Handle the massive editing process.
Actually enjoy revising your book.
These issues point to one conclusion:
You need a better strategy.
The Core Truth You Need to Embrace
You won’t succeed at the editing process until you approach it intentionally with a time-tested method.
You need checklists of mistakes to look for, partners who can help you catch anything you miss, and enough knowledge to fix all the problems you uncover.
Just winging it or going solo will stress you out.
If you want to become more deft at revising your story, recognize that your current strategy is ineffective and needs changing.
How to Embrace This Truth
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