I’ve whined enough about revising. I either need to finish the revisions WITHOUT complaint, or move on. I’m wrestling with this dilemma and here’s why:
It’s my first baby. It’s my first real manuscript. Complete. Finished. And it is not good. Hey…it’s my first…it’s not supposed to be. I should move on to the next, believing that this first story is a great stepping stone. A great learning tool. I know with each and every novel I write, my writing will only improve. At least I would hope that to be the case.
But…what if I can’t revise any book? What if I am just too lazy to do the hard work of writing–the hard work of revising? What if I don’t have what it takes? Aarrrggghhhh! The frustration of it all.
You writers out there–what is your experience? When you were first starting, what did you do? Revise and revise that first one or did you move on?
What do you think I should do? Buckle down and revise? Or move on?