I encountered Wendy Sparrow on Twitter whilst totally, unabashedly eavesdropping on someone else’s conversation. (Warning to all people considering being my Twitter pal: I eavesdrop. Constantly. Shamelessly. Nothing is safe.) And, like the little weasel I am, I followed the link intended for other eyes, and found this little gem on the other end. Of course, it was so beautiful that I had to introduce myself and beg her indulgence in letting me reblog it for all of you fine folks. (Because this is a NaNo month and, in addition to goofy, vaguely-creepy doodles, this is what I do.) Without further ado, the LDS (like me!), supposedly-grown-up-military-brat (like me!), mother of two (like me!), writer extraordinaire (eh, close): Wendy Sparrow!
I’m working on a revision– which is to say I’m a breathing, working writer. Revision is the other side of writing. I spend more time revising than actually writing. Something always needs revision and, if you’re prolific, maybe several things need revision all at once.
As I’ve grown as a writer, I’ve started to notice words that show up for a cameo in everything I write–as well as I’ve noticed things that just need to be cut or noted in revision. So, when I do a read-through, I don’t need to do anything other than highlight the word to know what needs to be done with it. For my revisions, there are three types of word annihilation.