Friday, February 20, 2009

Revisions r us

Sometimes revisions are more difficult to do than writing new material. Tuesday evening I received e-mail from an editor who wanted me to add 400 words to a story. No big deal. I can spit out 400 words in a jiffy. 400 new words. Not 400 words woven into an existing scene or story.

It took three days to add the 400 words. That's a paltry 133 words a day.

But I did it and I just e-mailed the revision to the editor.

Now my fingers are crossed. If he likes the revision, this will be my second sale to this market.


Susanne said...

Just like those who sew swear it's easier to make a garment from scratch than it is to alter a finished one.

Hope you make that second sale!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Good luck!

Though why I am wishing you luck I have no idea becuase I am sure you will make the sale.