Thursday, June 17, 2010
Making your revisions the good ones
At first she was a spoiled woman, used to spending money however she wanted. Pouting and flirting to gain attention from every male around her.
Then I stepped in.
Revisions hurt, but I owed it to her. She needed to be likeable.
So okay, she could still run her fingers through her bleached hair a dozen times. I’ll even let her buy that cottage on the lake when it’s the last thing in the world she needs but after all . . .
It’s so she can have him.
Oh yeah, did I tell you I had to make him more likeable too? But still he wanted that edge. He wanted to call her Princess when she acted like that spoiled kid he used to know years before. He wanted to be his own man and not let her order him around, even though he kind of liked it.
But revisions take priority. Revisions hurt some of the innocent like the neighbor who interrupted their first kiss during the tornado.
He had to go. Not sharp enough to hang around.
But the good news?
I’m loving them. And isn’t that a whole lot better than likeable?
What did your revisions do today?