Welcome to the second #wipmadness check-in for May!
It was so great to see all the goals posted here last week, and to see all the progress rolling by. Feel free to add your goal here if you haven’t already–the more, the merrier. 🙂
This week’s topic is revision. Because even if you’re drafting instead of revising now, we all end up in Revisionland eventually. Right? *blinks*
I’ve posted before about applying the principles of Agile (as in software development) to outlining: http://kiperoo.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/outlining-using-agile/
But I’m pretty sure that Agile is just as useful an approach for revision in general. As a quick recap, the principles of Agile are:
- release often = find good critique partners and share often
- hold daily scrums = work on WIP every day
- respond to change = listen to feedback and use it not only to strengthen WIP but also to grow as a writer
How many revisions do you typically do on your WIP? ( not including requested agent and editor revisions) What are your favorite revision methods and processes? One last question for fun. What do you prefer: drafting or revising?
Best of luck in your #wipmadness goals this week, wherever you happen to be in your WIP!