Revising? Try taking a D.A.R.K.E.R. path

Amy Writes

IMG_1616I recently finished my first round of revisions and sent my manuscript off to my editor.

*exhale*

Now that I’ve had a couple of weeks to reflect on the whole thing, I sort of have an idea what my process is. How I got from one draft to the next.

I decided to share that process here, in hopes it might help others who are in the throes of revisions. The best part? The process easily fits into an acronym. What could be more fun than an acronym?

So, without further ado, I present to you the D.A.R.K.E.R. path for revisions.

D: Distance

Before you jump into your revisions, take some time off from your manuscript. Get some distance from your work. Doing this will help you see if with fresh eyes.

A: Attitude

Someone asked me if it was hard to have an editor want to make changes to…

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