Thursday, September 17, 2009

Revisions: Not a pretty picture

Just so you know why I have to take a break from blogging right now, here's a picture of a page of the latest draft of my manuscript.

This isn't the first draft. Or the second. Or the third. It's the fourth. There will be at least one more.

And it's due at the end of the month.

(I'll still be doing my weight loss challenge blogs on Friday, though!)


Kimber Chin said...

Thank you for posting this!
Gives me hope (as I look at a similarly marked page of mine - except this is my 10th draft)

Leah Braemel said...

Phew! That photo makes me feel SO much better about my own revisions, Margaret. Thanks for posting it.

And good luck wrestling it into submission in time. (absolutely no sarcasm intended, best intentions only)

Anonymous said...

Goodness, it looks to be a lot of work. I discovered a long time ago that, as a writer, I am a much better painter. As a painter, I am a better photographer. As a photographer, I am mediocre at best, although I do sometimes get a great shot, and I enjoy taking pictures. I am, however, a good reader.

Caroline Storer said...

Snap! That's just what I've been doing. But I'm only on my first draft so I've got a long way to go. (((hugs))) on the editing front and best of luck for your deadline. Take care. Caroline x

Jennifer said...

I always think it's funny when people tell me they've "finished" their novel, when they've only done a first or second draft.

I tell them, come back when you've finished your tenth draft!