Friday, January 28, 2011

become legendary

I recently found this video from http://www.ldstorymakers.com/ , and especially like the part when they say James Patterson often rewrites his novels nine times. So my three or four revisions don't sound so bad anymore...

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  1. Thanks Gaylene. That's a really great video.

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  2. Wow, I loved that. I should watch that every day before I start writing. :)

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  3. Glad you liked it. It really inspired me!

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  4. That's perfect, Gaylene. I guess we all wish quality didn't take so much work, but it's nice to know it doesn't come easy for anyone, even the very best.

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  5. It is nice to know, since they make it look so easy.

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  6. Excellent.
    For me, I would love to only need to do nine rewrites. Award winning writers I am friends with typically rewrite/revise their novels between 15 and 25 times. Some of them write a first draft, then toss that (some of them even delete the file) and then start over.

    Revising is writing.
    Happy revising.

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  7. Wow, Sarah. That's crazy. The one good thing about writing and rewriting, then starting over completely is that I know my characters and world inside out now. I just need to decide which story I want to tell.

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