November 12th, 2007

Rush

Revisions...

After long talks this weekend with editor, illustrator and self, I've stepped back onto that particular carnival ride that is revision. Let's hope it doesn't make me queasy like the Tilt-a-whirl.

Here's the thing about revising a picture book. I need to be both fresh and inspired but also obsessively detailed. Kinda sorta two halves of the brain, don't you think?

(Let's not even mention the fact that there's already a rhyme scheme in place that needs attending to. And, we're kind of in a hurry if we hope to eventually turn this into a book that actually hits the shelves.)

So, here goes.

Deep breath.
Deep swig. (Relax, folks, it's tea...)
Dig deep...