Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Post-It Revisionocity: Step 3

Hi! I'm back.

Are you? Got your manuscript all post-it noted? All right, let's get started then.

So where were we . . . oh, yes. Step 3.

You need your post-its, manuscript and your computer for this one.

Step 3: a) Flip to the first post-it note in your manuscript.

Step 3: b) Read your post-it note and determine a few things:
  1. Can you read what you wrote? This is really important because, yanno, it's sort of helpful.
  2. Do you think the thought you had initially is still the direction the manuscript should go?
  3. Do you even remember what you were thinking when you wrote this note? Also very helpful.
Step 3: c) If you answer yes to all of the above questions then turn on your track changes and MAKE THE REVISION! (woohoo! yay! finally!) - but do NOT remove the post-it, I'll explain why later.

And no, it's not later yet.

So have at that manuscript! Hopefully you can read all your notes and remember all you were thinking when you wrote them.

Check back tomorrow for the last step of my Revisionocity process because, nope, I'm totally not done yet.


Amanda said...

You are a master revisionist. I bow to your post-it weilding magnificence! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I didn't do post-it this time. I had a document on Word where I jotted down all my notes and appropriate page numbers. Only problem with this is the pages in my ms changed with the revisions. But at least I can refer back to the first draft from which I made the notes. :D

Most of them, though, were small things. Like I've already mentioned something at some point before, and it didn't bear repeating.

Pam Harris said...

I love this series of posts--so helpful! :)

ali said...

LOL I love how your personality shines through your post. Can't wait to see what we do next!

L.T. Elliot said...

Being sure to understand what you originally wrote it sometimes harder than it looks! Being able to remember the direction? Even harder!