Ok, maybe not completely 100% done, but done with revising – until I get an agent who tells me to. Or I change my mind. But I am definitely moving on to another stage of novel writing; I call it polishing.
Here I will read aloud my entire tale so that I can catch those potholes, tighten the flow of language, eliminate unnecessary words. Here’s where I can really try to focus on using “definite, concrete, and specific language.”
One of our wonderful bloggy friends mentioned this in a post not long ago – and if it was you, please shout out! - six things we can do to improve our writing and this was one of them. Use definite, concrete, and specific language. I wrote them all down.
Anyway, I’ll polish, and, since I like to reward myself when I accomplish something, I’ll allow myself to play with my new work in progress, namesake. And yes, it’s witchy. Tomorrow, if you’re interested, I’ll post the first chapter.
How do you reward yourself?