I’m holed up in revision cave, per feedback aimed to make my WIP better.
Revision cave is a dark place, with a light shining from a distant opening. Every day, I crawl a few steps further and the light gets a wee bit larger.
This revision is a tricky one. On the surface, the suggestions are minor. The plot doesn’t change, the characters stay, and the theme is as in the original.
But here’s the kicker: as I change one pivotal aspect, in this case— the physical setting, all of a sudden every little detail needs tending and amending.
So as the light streaming from the cave’s opening illuminates more, the need for changes isn’t lessened, but grows.
What began as a less than deep overhaul, has now earned three “D”s : Deep, Detailed, and razor- cut Dainty.
Doing my best not to drown over here.