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Revision Attack Plan!

mood: slightly sleep deprived
currently reading: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
Shiro’s status: hanging in there; gained 2 grams :)

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.

8 comments to “Revision Attack Plan!”

  1. May
    · January 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm · Link

    This is going to be interesting.

    May — beta reader + CP awaiting results of this experiment

    • Nadia Lee
      · January 31st, 2009 at 10:35 pm · Link

      I haven’t yet decided if I should make you my 1st wave of betas or 2nd wave…

  2. May
    · February 1st, 2009 at 10:24 pm · Link


    You’re telling me that you don’t know how much you love me!?!?!?!?!

    • Nadia Lee
      · February 2nd, 2009 at 9:13 am · Link

      I do love you. That’s why I don’t know yet. ;)

  3. Debora Dennis
    · February 2nd, 2009 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Sounds like a good plan of attack – good luck! :)

    How’s Shiro?

    The editor plug-in I’m excited about for my blog is

  4. Hero Material
    · February 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm · Link

    Just got Shiro back from another visit to the vet. Turns out she has some sort of parasite, but we got some medicine for her and will be administering it every six hours or so for the next five days. Hopefully that will take care of the problem and she’ll gain her weight back soon.

  5. May
    · February 2nd, 2009 at 11:21 pm · Link

    Wheeeeee! Thanks for the update, HM!

    It’s simple, Nadia. If you love me, you’d let me be in the first wave.

    There, problem solved!

    • Nadia Lee
      · February 4th, 2009 at 2:03 pm · Link

      Alas, it’s not that easy…!

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