Something Brilliant Goes Here

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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2 Responses to “Something Brilliant Goes Here”

  1. Revising YA Mystery: Done? « Nitz Bits Says:

    […] Nitz Bits Thoughts on reading, writing, researching and revising books for kids « Something Brilliant Goes Here […]

  2. Keep the Writing Flowing « One Writer’s Journey Says:

    […] quick phrase.  ”Something Brilliant Goes Here.” Read about this method in Kris’s blog post of the same […]

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