So, I've finished round 1 of revisions, which is basically when I reread everything to figure out what's wrong - like where I need to move material around, cut material, add material, that sort of thing.
Then I made a little document map (scribbled, on notebook paper) about what I need to fix.
Now the hard part - fixing it. I'm supposed to be done by Halloween. Ha. I've got about 4 chapters to add and 2 to rework - it could be done, but depends entirely on how well the children sleep and my emotional involvement with So You Think You Can Dance - which is currently low. So, that's a good thing. Yay for silver linings.
After this is round 3 for line edits of everything, then beta readers, then round 4, then hopefully querying by January. And I do, truly, love querying, so it's a great way to beat the post-Christmas blues.
Let's hope all the good dancers get cut soon so I can focus.
PS Public Service Announcement. Don't google images for "revision" - surgeries have revisions too, apparently...
How To Be Both by Ali Smith
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