My Revision Process, As Illustrated by Megamind GIFs4:44 PM
So, way back just a month or two ago, I did my very first blog post, My Novel Writing Process, As Illustrated by Fandom GIFS. This remains my most popular post, and I had heaps of fun writing it, and
So, without further ado, my revision process, as illustrated by GIFs from my most favorite movie of all time, Megamind. If you haven't seen this movie, I can't help you.
Step 1: Reading through the story
So, the document has been sitting aside for a month or two, the usual period I give it before I start revising. And then the time comes for me to open the document and it's immediately like:
SPELLING ERRORS. SPELLING ERRORS EVERYWHERE.
|This had to fit in here somewhere, so yeah.|
Cautiously, horrified, I move on to...
Step 2: Addressing plot holes
|BUT THIS MAKES NO SENSE.|
This is probably my least favorite part. I mean, making sense of a convoluted, 80k+ long manuscript?
Step 3: Dealing with stubborn characters
I'll just leave this one to the GIFs.
|Why don't they listennnnn|
|Sorry, adorable side character.|
|Sometimes, the MC really DOES know what they're doing.|
|I TRIED TO CUT YOU OUT BUT HONESTLY|
|BUT YOU'RE MY VILLAIN|
Step 4: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER. AND REWRITING IT. AGAIN.
|Goodbye, plot I loved before.|
|I'm so done.|
Step 5: Emotional breakdown
Because nothing is working and I would rather be doing anything but writing.
Step 6: Line edits
|Who even gets to that stage still sane?|
I'm doing this right now, and to put it plainly, well, I can't even. Spelling? Grammar? Sentence structure? Agonizing hours of going through each chapter? NO THANK YOU.
Step 7: Rewrite. Again. And again. And again.
Basically, revising sucks, and the only way I could think of making it amusing was Megamind, because...
|This was absolutely necessary.|
So! Share your revising/writing woes below. Also your favorite Megamind/other movie you're probably too old to enjoy quote. Thanks for reading!