Thursday, July 12, 2012
It's such a girly comparison, I know...But who among us hasn't sat in a beauty parlor, with bated breath, almost beside ourselves with anticipation as we cooked beneath a dryer? We just knew we were going to look so fabulous as a brunette / blond / redhead / with sleek, straight hair / short hair / extensions / spiral perm (ah, the 80's—I spent eight hours solid in a beauty parlor back in '88 to get my spiral)...Who has not honestly believed she would be a new woman when she left that parlor?
That's the revision process. It's putting your much-loved manuscript under the dryer, and just knowing that it's going go walk out looking like a NYT bestseller.
And now, back to my revisions...