Tip of the Day: Teens will do just about anything if pizza is involved.
For the past few weeks, Emily’s Writing World has had the fortune to entertain Revision Girl.
Unlike many writers, I actually love having Revision Girl around, sometimes even more than Writer Girl (but please don’t tell Writer Girl that, because she’s kind of important to the whole operation in Writing World and I like her lots, too). Because Revision Girl gets to karate chop sentences/scenes/chapters, whip a character into shape, and sparkle up the page with fun descriptions and details.
But after much time and work sometimes Revision Girl gets tired and starts to look like this:
And feels like this:
Which makes her want to stop Revising all together. And attempts such as: tricking her by letting her work for one hour then rewards of seeing Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice followed by chocolate begin to no longer work. Nor does a comfy new superhero outfit.
So because Revision Girl is quite shy and afraid to speak up on this blog, I am going to ask a question from her on her behalf. She’d like to know what you guys use to keep your own Revision Girls (or Boys) active and wanting to keep fighting crime one word and sentence at a time.
Is it the old Butt-in-Chair? A simple week off? Reading a Super-Awesome book? Or maybe a simple reminder that Revisions are an important operation?
Revision Girl thanks you dearly in advance for sharing and helping a girl come out of her superhero rut.
--Emily, Miss Awaiting an Agent