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I'm waist deep in edits right now. Which is very cool and exciting for me! I'm finding I enjoy revising a lot more than drafting. It seems once I get the story out and into a form I reasonably like, I feel a lot more stable and motivated to make it shiny and fix all the bugs. It's a great feeling.
Surprising no one, I'm also finding the drafting and editing process to be very personal. Over the years, I've read all sorts of tips for writing and revising. In the end, none of it mattered. The only thing that matters is what works for me. It's kind of cool to do something where you always feel like you're learning something new about yourself while doing it.
Critique partners are also proving to be an interesting experience. I consider myself a pretty savvy reader/writer, and even so, it's still amazing what you miss in your own work. BLIND SPOTS, I HAVE THEM. I'm incredibly glad to have found some CPs who really know their stuff, and who aren't afraid to tell me when something isn't working or could be stronger.
I feel like The Tick-Tock Hearts is finally getting there. Not quite yet, but soon. Very soon. It fills me with a weird combination of excitement and panic.
How's everyone else doing? What writing/revising techniques have you found work best for you?