Maggie Wells | Margaret Ethridge

Contemporary Romance Authors

Monday Mayhem – Hunkered down on the doghouse

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 by Maggie Wells   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

I plan to spend most of my summer doing revisions. I know that doesn’t sound like fun to many people, but it’s very exciting for me. With some fabulously constructive input from my editors, I have a chance to make this book (and every book I release) better than I originally believed it could be.

But I wouldn’t say revisions are easy for me. My first responses to almost any editorial feedback usually start with the words, “But…”, “I wanted…”, and “You don’t understand…” Then, I stuff my overinflated ego into a strongbox and set the revisions aside for a day or two.

When I read through the comments again, I often find they are right 99.9% of the time. That’s when I get to work.

I’ve been steadily wading through these revisions all week. I have a couple additions to write, then I’ll take another pass through the whole thing to be sure it works. Then, I send it back to my editors for round two.

Did I mention there are two more completed manuscripts awaiting revisions behind this one? Yep. Going to be a busy summer, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!





3 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Hunkered down on the doghouse"

  1. Comment by Laurie
    June 12, 2017 at 7:31 am  

    Happy revisioning to you! I shall no the Snoopy dance when you are done.

  2. Comment by Julie Evelyn Joyce
    June 12, 2017 at 9:15 am  

    You rock, Maggie Wells! I can’t wait to see all the changes that help to reshape your already-awesome stories! It’s gonna be an educational summer! 😀

  3. Comment by Nancy
    June 12, 2017 at 10:18 am  

    Awesome! One of the hardest thing to do is to set aside what you think and listen to outside influences. Make sure you spend some time in your hammock while revising.

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