I can't say I'm one of those writers who loves revising. (Those writers do exist; I've actually seen them in real life.) But if I force myself to remember that revising is just RE-VISIONing, it helps. Then I relax into the process and can almost, a l m o s t look forward to what may happen as a result.
If you are like me, or even if you are a revision-lover, take a peek at www.deareditor.com now because it is Revision Week and there is some really great stuff offered by authors at the top of their game. Speaking of offers, as part of Revision Week, The Editor is offering a giveway for FREE partials and one full manuscript edit. I can't say enough good things about The Editor, Deborah Halverson. She worked on my novel manuscript and her insight brought the manuscript to a completely new level. So hop to it, little spring bunnies! And let me know what you think of Revision Week. I'll be the one trying on new sunglasses -- and a new plot line.
Deborah Halverson is offering a free, substantial edit opportunity to one lucky winner. She edited my current MG novel and I can tell you she rocks. She's positive, knows the industry inside and out, and goes the extra mile to help her clients be successful. You can learn more about her here: http://deborahhalverson.com/ABOUT%20DEBORAH.html
and about the giveaway here: http://deareditor.com/2012/08/23/newsflash-a-deareditor-com-free-edit-giveaway/ .
If you don't participate in the contest, at least subscribe to her DearEditor.com posts. You'll be glad you did.
Don't miss this opportunity for a free substantial edit of your MG or YA manuscript by a true professional in the children's book world. Freelance editor and writer, Deborah Halverson, is holding a contest for the edit. Even if you don't have a manuscript ready to send by January 31st, sign up for the feeds from her incredibly helpful blog at http://dear-editor.com/. Here is a blurb about Deborah from her blog:
Deborah Halverson is the author of the upcoming Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies (June 2011) and has been working with authors—bestsellers, veterans, debut, and aspiring—for over fifteen years. The books she’s edited have garnered awards and rave reviews, and many of the aspiring writers she’s coached have landed agent representation and lucrative book deals.
This blog shares insights on the craft of writing children's books and the publishing industry, and supports creators on their journey.