And the bloodletting begins…

…although, not really.

I’m starting the revisions early. Normally, I wait at least a few weeks so that I can get some distance, blah blah blah. And it’s true what they say about taking time away…when I look at stuff I wrote a few years ago, I can see so many places that need improvement. Vast improvement. HUGE improvement.

But one thing I didn’t do so hot this time was my worldbuilding. As I neared the end, I realized that my world needed a lot more…well…building. Things weren’t clear enough, they weren’t making enough sense, etc. And that’s something that I feel I’ll do better when I’m closer to the manuscript. No true editing, just yet…just getting in the things I didn’t on the first pass.

This has nothing to do with the fact that I have the idea already in hand for my next book. Nothing to do with the fact that the excitement stirs in my stomach every time I think about it. And I don’t do two books at a time, at least not yet. Without any true deadline, if I started my next novel while the last one still needed editing…well, it might take me a while to get back to it. Until the excitement for the new one starts to falter. Then I would go back and edit the last one, and in the meantime, I would fall away from the new one. You see where this is going, right?

Yes, I think too much. I know. I’m a writer, it’s what we do.

Off to revise.

-Kristin B.