Wednesday, June 11, 2008

On Revision

I never really though about it--but revision--is re-vision, or a new vision. And that is why it is different from just editing. And that is why it is so freaking hard and takes so long. So if all you are doing is changing some sentences around or proofing--you are NOT revising. Don't know how important that is, but sounds important. Huh?

Okay, so I don't know if anyone noticed that Domi wasn't on board with my latest version of Book 2. The image was blurred because the camera couldn't even keep up with him tearing (literally) through the pages with claws fully extended to scratch the ink right from the paper!

Well, he's not the only one who has been ripping apart my work. I've just gone searching for an old scene that I want to try again and realized that not only do I have about 10 old versions of this story, but my official cut out file is a whopping 121 pages. That's almost half a book of cut out scraps.

I've never had a problem with writer's block--clearly with 121 pages of scraps, I am writing. But I do think I have plotter's block. And the sticky plot point just happens to be right at the beginning. Bah!!!

Anyhow... I am confident it will resolve itself with brilliance very soon. In the meantime, another kind of revision. Change of address. With my mom moving so will my mailing addy. See, I'm lazy--I've kept my family home as my mailing addy even though I have my own house and own mail box. Like most things with me, it's complicated. See my mailbox is a country one--which means it is 1/4 mile from my house and on the wrong side of the street--so I always have to park my car, cross the street and get my mail. In other words a pain. My mom's old house was just a block away from my day job--so I was there daily, dropping off my dog and what not. It was just easier to get my mail there. Now I must change. I'm not happy about this. And I'm most certain the new house owners will not be happy to be the "Or Current Resident" for all my catalogs (which for some odd reason all abundant).

So today I started to go address changing at all these catalog places--and guess what--you can't change you addy on the website. ??!!?? It is almost like the catalog has no connection to its own website! In this day and age calling and speak to a human to change my address is ridiculous. If only lazy people were capable of uniting (too much effort) this issue could be resolved.

1 comment:

keri mikulski :) said...

Changing addresses sucks!! Ah, revisions.. Have fun. :)