This is the first Monday of the month of April. Ink Ripples time. #InkRipples is a monthly meme created by Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll. They post on the first Monday of every month with a new topic. They're all authors, but you don't have to be to participate.
Katie, Kai, and Mary.
The topic for April is REVISION. My first thought when I saw this month's word was revision in writing. In fact that's exactly what I've been doing for weeks and weeks and weeks. Does it ever end? When do you stop? For me, I always find something that needs changing in my stories.
Are there other kinds of revision, besides in writing a novel, poem, song, or other?
Yes, I think there are. I'm a list maker. Every day I write down the things I plan/hope to do that day. When I complete a task, I check it off. I usually want to do more than I accomplish. No problem. Just revise my list and add them to the next day's list. That's revision.
Another revision that comes to mind is my attitude or opinion about something. For instance, one day I think a book I'm reading is great. Then I get to a part I'm not crazy about which changes my mind. Or I might eat some delicious dessert, but the next time I taste it, I wonder why I thought it was so good.
I just had a good laugh at my next thought. Sometimes I dig to the back of my closet and find a dress I haven't worn since the ... well, several years ago, and I think What on earth possessed me to buy that ugly thing? It likely was in style back in those days, but now it looks so funny. My taste in clothes, perhaps, has been revised.
So the word revision may mean different things to different people. What do you revise?
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The topic for May is Fairy Tales. That's a good one.
We also have the winner of DUCK AND COVER by Janet Smart.
Congratulations, Karin Larson.
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