Other people’s wisdom

Libba Bray has said possibly the wisest thing about revising/rewriting/submitting ever:

“The first thing you should do is put it in a drawer for a month, then come back to it and read it again. It should make you cringe in parts. If it doesn’t, leave it in the drawer for another month. When you read it with both love and disdain, you’re ready to revise. Work on your revision. THEN you can send it out.”

Love and disdain and time. Yes, yes, and yes.

About clairehennessy

Writer (mostly YA fiction), creative writing teacher, tea drinker, book junkie. View all posts by clairehennessy

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