Reply To: Week 19 Check-in 💻

Cheryl PitonesCPRider

    Ugh. Too much revision input at once makes my head spin. This is why I do not have a lot of beta readers. Too much input at once overwhelms and paralyzes me.

    Anytime you want to chat, email me.

    I’m thinking mid-to-late June for the SIAW. I should be neck-deep in novel edits by then and needing some camaraderie and encouragement. 😉


    I know edits and rewrites can feel like total drudgery at times. If you ever want to Zoom about it, email me. I’m no expert, but I’ve gone through the process many times and can commiserate, if not help. 🙂

    Thanks, Cheryl. I may take you up on that. I took a LWA class on deep revision recently, and I have this checklist that’s like: Is there a scene and sequel, what are the stakes, what are the conflicts, how can I up the tension, etc. I think it’s all necessary and important, but I also think it’s a bit overwhelming. It makes me feel like I don’t know what I don’t know, if that makes sense. I don’t know if it needs more tension. I don’t know if there’s enough conflict, etc.

    I finally sat down on Sunday with a printed copy of the chapter where I got stuck, and managed to get through the first scene, and it wasn’t that bad. I kept the things from the checklist in the back of my mind, but didn’t focus on them. I think I just need to decide I’m going to do it and get it done.