Revision Looping

mobius copySometimes actually finishing a novel and getting to publication stage feels like a big, awkward dance.

Turn. And turn. And two steps forward. And two steps back.

It’s not uncommon for writers to feel like they’re stuck on a treadmill or in a revolving door, looping back around to the same spot over and over. They start to plan their revision, but fear and a lack of self-confidence can derail their efforts. So they try again, coming from a different direction, and once again they find themselves no further along in the process.

What can a writer stuck in that kind of loop do to break out? Members of How To Revise Your Novel can login and see the advice one writer received. And feel free to share your own struggles with revision, or the tricks that helped set you free from your own revision quadrille.

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pearannoyedI'm currently writing furiously, with the intent of self-publishing. I'm only writing furiously because I'm mad at myself for not doing it sooner.... A Californian at heart, I currently reside in North Texas with one husband, two grown children, and a pair of neurotic dogs.View all posts by pearannoyed