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Revising Published Work

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This post is one I never thought I’d write because it involves an undertaking that I never saw myself doing. Revising published work.

“I hate writing, but I love having written.”

Dorothy Parker

I can’t say I agree with Ms. Parker. I love writing. I also love when the finished product is published. There was a time when I disliked editing, but there’s something satisfying about taking that first draft and revising it once, twice, three times, or more. It’s gratifying to see your story evolve from a raw, sometimes convoluted mess, into a published “work of art.”

No matter how much I love a story, by the time it gets to the publication stage, I no longer want to look at it. Why? Because no matter how many times I edit, I always find something that I would have done differently or…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: http://jeanneowens.weebly.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “Revising Published Work

  1. I’m the same way, once a piece is published, I don’t want anything more to do with it, but then reality hits. I decided to republish one book because I got a much better cover and title. Before hitting, publish, I realized I should look through the text. Amazing all the changes I decided it needed! But is it really? Aren’t we always seeing to improve? Now that I’m wrapping up my series, I plan on putting in updates to all the books before releasing and I’ll likely make a note on the calendar to update in a couple of years.

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