Notes from the Revision Cave

With apologies to Karen Mahoney, who probably should receive royalties from me every time I use the term Revision Cave.

From today on, the Herc-o-meter will be done by revised scenes. All told, there are 38 scenes in the novel that are key. Some of them are in great shape, others are exceedingly sketchy. There’s also a fair amount of gluing that must occur between some of them to smooth the path. However, the scenes will be my milestones for the meter.

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1 / 38


And, revision for Substance will be done by page count. My subconscious must come up with a test of wits for me to insert into the prologue, so that seemed like a good stopping point for today. Other highlights of revision include making my dialogue less stilted. Check!

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6 / 368


Now, to have some lunch, take a small break, and put on my English teacher hat in order to check some papers.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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