When I need a good distraction from my revisions (right now, for example), I wander around in the blogosphere. And I just saw this post on Charity Bradford's author blog. SO cool!
And SO scary. Only two other people have read my current WIP, and it was like pulling teeth to surrender the pages to them. I'm nervous about feedback from another author, but at the same time, I crave it. This is a wonderful opportunity.
It's so much harder for me to be in the revision stage. Writing comes easily to me, and it's bliss to spend hours generating a new work. However, when the time has come to go over that work with a fine tooth comb, I get a little squeamish. In an attempt at honing my skills, I purchased "Revision and Self Editing" from the Write Great Fiction series: I'm thinking about reading it over the weekend and taking a break from my revision process.
So far, I've spent the last two days working through my YA fantasy novel: I've only got about 60 pages left for the first set of revisions, then I'll leave it alone for awhile so things can settle. I'm also plugging away on book two, which gives me the freedom to spend at least some of my work day in the bliss of creation.
Which is easier for you, original writing or revision? Any tips to make revision an easier pill to swallow?