Stick a fork in it.
After a solid year plus four months of writing (and five years of gestating in my brain), my WIP is finished. Monday I mailed to my agent for her revisions, and I can take a break.
Regular blog readers know I’ve been using Holly Lisle’s One-Pass Manuscript Revision process for this project, my first time. Holly claimed she could revise a rough draft in one go and do it in two weeks. I was intrigued. Two weeks to fix plot craters wider than an asteroid, characters as appetizing as cat food, sloppy prose, etc.? I’m in!
I figured if it took Holly two weeks, it would take me two months. Four months later (koff) I’m proud to say I have a finished product that I’m not ashamed to send to my agent and my fabulous critique partners, but that still needs some polishing.
So how did the One-Pass method stack up?
Well, Holly warned that it would be hard. And it was.