Monday, August 16, 2010

Flexing my revision muscle

Revisions landed on Saturday morning for the book I recently completed, Learning the Ropes (Harlequin Modern Heat.)

Charli and Luca have plenty of sizzle at the start of the book but when they get it together, some of that fades out, so revisions consist of:

-maintaining & building on the emotional & sensual tension between Charli and Luca.

-digging deeper into their conflicts.

-reworking Luca's conflict/back story to make it 100% relevant

-lose the pregnancy

-build on the rock star angle of the plot

There you have it.
No prizes for guessing what I'll be busy doing over the next week or so...


Lacey Devlin said...

I love the title :) and happy revising!

Nicola Marsh said...

Just a working title, Lacey.

I'm always eager to see what TPTB call it :)

Susan Rix said...

Hi Nic, thanks for sharing what your revisions consist of. When I'm working on revisions as an unpub'd writer I'm all sixes and sevens with understanding what it is I'm trying to do.

I'm realising that understanding revisions are a skill all of its own.

Nicola Marsh said...

That's why I posted the list, Sue.

Thought it might be interesting to see what a pubbed author's revisions consist of.

And you're so right, revising is a skill all on its own :)