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Do you rise to the challenge?

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer! I am not a summer person, in fact I hate the heat. My DH and I were just talking about moving to Colorado or something. Though, my best friend lives in Boston and complains as much about the cold there as I do about the heat here. I find I want nothing but sweet tea and ice-cream during the summer, which sucks considering it's too hot to run outside -- well, you know, if I did that sort of thing.

Aside from the above rambles, I am knee deep in my revision of TR. I will say I expected the process to be quicker, but I learned something along the way. See, I have always avoided going a certain direction with this book. I knew that direction would be more work, and subconsciously told myself it would detract from my characters. But I realized that was my fear talking. This direction isn't easy. It's requiring me to really think through scenes, think through my character's reactions in those scenes. In short, it's HARD!

But the good news is that it is soooo much better. I loved the book before, but now I'm proud of it. Do you know the difference? I've challenged myself here and regardless of what happens, I know I can push myself to get the story right.

What about you? Have you ever had to work through a challenging revision? How did it go?

M.B.

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  1. Good luck with your revision! It's funny that I should stumble on your blog now, because I've been in the middle of a HUGE revision for the past several months--a revision that involved rewriting almost the entire manuscript (I think I kept 3 scenes from the old one, and even those underwent heavy changes).

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  2. Hi Alexandra! Thanks for stopping by. My revision ended up being a rewrite as well, but now that I'm on the other side, I can see that it needed it! Good luck with yours. :)

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