Revisions take a long time. No, let me rephrase that. Revisions take me forever.
Of course, rough drafts take me a really long time too – so maybe I am just a slow, methodical writer. Which is okay, right? Right.
I work in baby steps. And I stew…a lot. Hours. Days. Months.
This is true in the initial writing. And in the rewrites. I think it is just how my brain works.
LACRIMOSA’s revisions are just the same – a slow and laborious process. But one I am happy to be making. The results are good – the words, shiny. The plot, stronger. The characters, deep. All good things.
I just have to remember the journey getting it to this point is one I have had to make in baby steps…and that is totally fine. This is not a race. As long as I keep making forward progress, the story will eventually get finished.
And with any luck, you guys may get to read it one day!
What is your writing process like? Full of baby steps? Or long leaps?