I'm working on revising one of my books. Most of all, I hate finding things that should have been improved because I never seem to understand why I didn't notice them before. Does that happen to you? I always read my books so many times I'm practically cross-eyed. It's not as if I write them and never look at them again. If this happens to you, here are a couple of suggestions that I've tried:
- Try to proofread a little of your story at a time. That way, you won't be bleary-eyed trying to look at the whole thing at once. It's less stressful, too.
- Before you start tearing your hair out by the roots, take a break. Your work will still be there. It's not as if a stiff breeze will come along and blow it out of town. (Although there are times when I might wish for that)
- Give yourself permission to do something you love so you have a little diversion. When you get back to your writing, you'll feel refreshed.
I hope these hints help you write something you're really proud of. You deserve it. Be sure to stop by AlexJCavanaugh.blogspot.com to check out everyone's thoughts.
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