I’ve taken over five weeks off from my Holly Lisle ‘How to Revise your novel’ course – heading into June, I decided that I couldn’t manage my Summer of Shorts Camp Nanowrimo project and revising at the same time, which was probably a good choice for my sanity. But Summer of Shorts is over, I’m back from Kansas, and it’s time to dive into Lesson 17 – Block Revision.
Or at least time to dive into preparation, because Block Revision is apparently not something you should dive into without all the right gear. 😉
I’ve got a to-get list set up in my ‘Holly Lisle’ folder, and some of the items are X-ed off:
- Pages to rewrite, from the spiral-bound revision draft copy I had made at Staples in early December.
- A break timer – I figure I’ll be using the iPhone for that.
- Spill-proof cup (Nanowrimo!)
- Printout of the surgical marks to make on the pages.
- Laundry list of consistency details to remember.
- My Alphasmart Dana. (Not from Holly’s Block Revision instructions – more on that later.)
- Typing paper, mostly for cut-and-pasting.
- Sticky notes.