I'm diving into the world of Revise, Edit, Revise. Not a fun world for me. I've gathered my resources: my Flip Dictionary for when I spot repetitive words that drive writers nuts. No one knows if using the same word several times within a paragraph truly makes non-writing readers crazy but we know how writers/critique partners/contest judges react. My Flip Dictionary always comes in handy.
Next, my GMC: Goal, Motivation & Conflict book by Debra Dixon. Always good to review because I tend to be short on conflict more often than not. My motivation is sometimes lacking too. I'm sure that comes from my own skewed personality. Sometimes I question my motives for doing things so why would my characters have more on the ball than I do?
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Brown & King is a must.
And finally, Daily Devotions for Writers. I'm sure I'll need lots of inspiration as I muddle through a manuscript I haven't looked at in more than a year.
Last but certainly not least, I've discovered this GREAT blog that will be tremendous help. The latest post about setting had me jotting notes. Go HERE to check it out.
Okay, I've gathered my arsenal of writing aides, including my completed manuscript securely ensconced in a white 3-ring binder.
Next step: open it up and get busy.
P.S. I've come across an awesome blog that might replace my arsenal of writing aides. Take a look here and let me know what you think. This writer knows what she's talking about. Her examples are ones even I can understand! Check her out NOW!