I've been getting feedback from betas and CPs on the first draft of my WIP.
All I can say is...ouch.
I decided to put the changes needed on index cards to put order in my new universe of manuscript chaos.
On the right are a pile of details that need fixing.
In the middle are plot problems (some are so huge--let's just say that some of those cards mean weeks of revisions, at least).
On the left is a sandwich that makes me happy. In these trying times of revisions, though I love the Oreos, it's better to stuff oneself with this:
Brain-Food Critique Sandwich
100 Calorie multi-grain bread
Schmear of guacamole
English cucumber slices
Slice of Emmentaler cheese
For me, it helps the critiques go down better--even more so than chocolate. (I can hear gasps of disbelief! Really. I love chocolate, but my salt-tooth is anatomically larger than my sweet tooth.)
How about you? Do you do anything that makes the crits easier to deal with? Any tips on how you organize all the feedback?
If you have a moment, please check out Laura's Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog post where she answers this question: "In my writing, I always/never_____".
3 days ago