Creating a Revision Guide

Just a second post for ‘Write, Edit, Repeat,’ because I thought it might be helpful.  After revising and editing a few novels, I’ve gotten in the habit of creating a Revision Guide specifically tailored for the particular story.  Sometimes, I end up creating several for just one story.  You can find dozens of resources and, if you’re very lucky, you’ll also have feedback from critique partners and maybe even editors.  This all goes into the guide, based on my own weaknesses and the story’s needs and, when applicable, the publisher or imprint’s guidelines.  I’m almost finished creating a new one for Vintage Heart.