I LOVE Revision Week.
Today Edgar-nominated author Bruce Hale talks about the trickiness of knowing when you’re done revising: “When I can’t find anything else to tinker with, and I have that general feeling that if I mess with it much more, the entire souffle will collapse in a soggy heap — that’s when I know it’s the final draft.”
Yesterday, New York Times Bestselling author Laura Griffin shared that even after 11 award-winning books across several tension-filled series, revision is still no walk in the park. And yet she does what needs to be done: “Cutting scenes always feels drastic to me. I try not to get hung up on all the time I spent creating something that ends up on the cutting room floor, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.”
Please pop over to DearEditor.com for their full interviews. And the week’s not done yet! Still ahead, three more authors with 85 books combined. The inside scoop on revision, from successful writers in the trenches.