I’m still working away at the revision to my YA mystery. I’ve reached page 100 out of about 175. For this revision, I have a new favorite tool that I picked up from Leslie Connor, author of WAITING FOR NORMAL, at a recent SCBWI Michigan retreat. When she get completely stuck on something, she’ll write “Something Brilliant Goes Here” on the manuscript and then move on. Since I’m doing a final revision, I will definitely struggle for ten minutes or more on a tough transition. But I feel happier about going on than I used to because I’ve laid down a marker in my manuscript and made a promise to myself.
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