I have a shameful writer secret. Do you want to hear it?
Are you sure? Here goes....
*whispers* I love revising.
There. I said it.
Even now, hordes of angry writers are descending on my house to threaten me with pickforks and torches. Because all writers hate revising right? We love our words, our precious words, and don't want to see any of them thrown out.
Yeah, not me. I love revising. LOVE IT! Sure I have those times where you don't know how to fix anything and everything seems to be a horrible mess, but even then? I love it.
Revising for me is like solving a Rubik's cube.* I push the words and pull them and rearrange them and all of a suddenly... click. Everything drops into place. It's like magic. You move this paragraph three pages over and rewrite a few sentences and suddenly your dialog comes alive. It starts breathing and moving and you want to cackle like a mad scientist and yell "IT'S ALIVE".
(Revising is also like Frankenstein's monster.)
I bring this up because I spent about seven hours yesterday revising. SEVEN HOURS. A full work day. But it didn't feel like that long because I was enjoying myself.
And then today I spent seven hours at my day job. And well....
Anyway, do YOU have any shameful writer secrets?
*I've never actually solved a Rubik's cube. I'm not that cool.