This week we're talking about revisions. I've always said I hated them, but the truth is I don't mind doing them once. It's when I have to go in for a second or third look that I get crazy. I start to hate my own story. When it comes to that, I walk away and work on something else. I have to let myself miss the characters and the plot.
Actually, becoming tired of your own story doesn't really sound that weird. Think about it. What's your favorite book? Now imagine having to read that same book every day for a year. You'd get sick of it, right? You'd want something new.
What I find tiresome is that no matter how many times I revise, I find those worrisome typos that managed to get by me the last few times I looked at the story. Ack! Drives me crazy every time.
With my new wip, I'm trying something a little different. A dirty draft. I'm not even changing typos. When I get stuck, that's when I'll go back and look at previous chapters. Maybe do a little editing. It's working out pretty well for me.
What about you? Have you changed your revision routine. How do you keep from getting sick of your own story during the revision process?