In another week, I will be able to start revising my nanowrimo story.
I typically give it a month before I revise/edit/rewrite just to let the story simmer and forget some of what I wrote. For me it’s easier to do it that way. If I do it too early, I skim too much because I am so familiar with it and don’t see the warts all over it.
To me this is the funnest part of writing. I do get a kick out of intial creation, but revising is something on another level. Revising is where I push things up that were buried before, push things down that are stupid, and work on my theme and character arcs. On this story I wrote it by pansting. I did not have a “ticking clock” so the overall stress of the story is not as strong as it can be, and I need to create a freaking prophecy for my main character too. I don’t much care for prophecies, but I need one to make the story work. It’ actually a decent piece.
So how do you revise? Do you take your time away from the story, or do you just dive in as soon as write, THE END?