Monday, June 20, 2011

My decision regarding my revision addiction

Today's going to be a short post, as I'm still taking some me-time.

But I thought I'd like to give you an update on my previous post.

I've taken a small break from my revisions in order to get myself settled again. In the mean time, I'm reading a little, writing a little and want to catch up with some of the blogs I'm following. Tonight I dance, tomorrow I sing.

In the meantime, I'm using moments where I have nothing to do to practice my diction. It's pretty important for my voice that I place the sounds in the front of my mouth. So far, I have noticed a significant improvement, all from little snatches of time (but many of them) and paying attention to the way I speak.

From tomorrow, I want to make time to practice my dancing.

Then I also want to make time for devotionals.

My revisions will continue tomorrow, although I am thinking about taking a blogger friend's advice and limiting my time spent revising. I don't think that it is healthy for me to spend so much time in front of my laptop. If that doesn't work for me, I'll go back to my intense revisions, but I'll limit the days that I'll spend on them. That way, I'll actually be able to do some other things too.

What do you think of my plan?


Jade said...

When writing begins to feel like a chore and you find yourself doubting every word, that's a sign that maybe revising too much isn't good. Personally, I've found a lot of times that my first thought is my best thought, within reason. I like to make minor changes.

Wishing you joy in your writing, devotionals, and dancing! :)

SunnyToast said...

I agree with jade..for me my first thought is always my best..I just do some little changes and dancing is help us to express ourselves and the feeling of being free:)

Misha said...

Jade that's true. Although revisions don't feel like a chore to me. In fact, my problem is that I'm getting addicted. :-D

Sunny I also think that first thoughts are best, but I have to refine my thinking if I want a published book.

~Rasz~ said...

I am not a "writer" although I would love to write a book someday. I use to do a lot of beadwork. There are times when I have done very large pieces of beadwork. After completing most of the project I find something that I need to "revise" (fix/change)so I tear it out and re-do it. It seems at times once I start getting so critical of my work that I could actually tear out the entire piece and start all over again, loosing what I originally started off doing.

When I get to the point that I am fixing too much (or getting addicted to changing it up), I have to get away and focus on something more inspirational and freeing, like dancing, singing, devotionals, anything that gets me out of myself for the moment, so when I go back to fixing what needs to be fixed, it is in a much better perspective! Now that I am trying mixed media and painting I have found the same problem with my addiction to "revising". So, with that being said, I think your plan is really good!!!!

AllMyPosts said...


All the best for all your plans!! Enjoy!! sing, dance and share!!

with warm regards
Another Author

Misha said...

Rasz I know exactly what you mean. I was like that in my writing. Until finally I lost patience with myself and bought an empty book and pen. No delete button, no unnecessary edits. Best choice I ever made.

Thanks so much, Author!