I can’t believe Margie Lawson’s Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors workshop is over. For those of you who know me well probably know that I’m not the one to get all spiritual and frou-frou, and Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors doesn’t sound like something that would tempt me to sign up. You’re right. It’s not. But I’m glad I did. She teaches it once a year in January, and I encourage everyone to take it if they can. It’s worth every penny and more.
Margie also teaches Empowering Character’s Emotions (ECE) and EDITS workshops. I bought her lecture packets for ECE and EDITS, and already went through ECE and took tons of notes. Again, I encourage people to take the class. (She’s teaching ECE in March.) The only reason why I decided not to sign up is because I’m planning to outline and draft a new project in March, and I honestly can’t take a revision class while drafting a project. My internal editor will go crazy.
For All the King’s Women 1st round of revision, I plan to do something a bit different. I’m going to revise backward.
What does that mean?
Instead of starting from the first chapter (my standard M.O.), I’m going to start from the last chapter. I tend to rush the ending, and I want to devote the most time and energy on making the ending very strong. Of course, I’ll do a read-through from Chapter One to make sure everything flows correctly before sending the revised draft to my beta-readers.