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Revision (comma) Moment of Self-doubt

I am halfway tempted to call off this Major Restructuring Revision and do something much more basic, like just cut wordage and a few (seemingly, in comparison) minor things and pray.

Of course, the patient is on the operating table with his guts in one jar and his heart in a cooler, so of course it doesn't look good. Let's put the thing back together and see how it goes before we start looking for time travel to undo what has gone wrong. Shall we?

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steve_buchheit
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
Keeping an older copy is always advisable when starting a major revision. If nothing else it keeps the paralyzing feeling of "OMG, what if I completely screw it up" form halting progress. I tend to number my revisions and keep all of them in an "old docs" folder within a folder that contains all the stuff relating to the story. And each story gets it's own folder.
beth_bernobich
Aug. 5th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Ja, and for novels I keep separate sub-folders for each version, so I can store notes, outlines, and other files along with the main novel document.
iuliamentis
Aug. 5th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Is the version I'm reading going to be differently structured, then?
merriehaskell
Aug. 5th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yes.

You are reading the old version to tell me if I'm cutting to close to the bone...
iuliamentis
Aug. 5th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay. Gotcha.

I used work resources (with permission!) and printed out the whole thing before lunch today, so it should go a bit quicker now that I can read it at lunch, while waiting in court, etc. I'm aiming to have it all read and a nice long e-mail to you by this weekend--is that okay?
merriehaskell
Aug. 5th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Totes fine. Email is not necessary, but def. appreciated.
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