Highlighting in Revisions

As mentioned, I think in pictures.  This is great for story creation, but challenging when it comes to revisions and edits.  I get overwhelmed with the images of the story and can’t see the words for just themselves.  One trick I’ve learned is Highlighting.  There are several ways to do this.  Just gotta figure out what works best for you and the particular problem.

I was told that A Vintage Heart would work as a Romantic Suspense.  Frankly, I was stunned.  That had never occurred to me.  So, I looked up what goes into writing Romantic Suspense and then I went through the manuscript to mark out these elements.  Whenever I came to one, I double-spaced and wrote in all capitals and purple SUSPENSE.  Then, I went back and read through and holy cow!  I do write Romantic Suspense.  Accidentally.  It’s just one of those weird writerly things we can’t seem to help ourselves about.  So, now, I’m going back and revising those elements *deliberately.*  Weird, huh?  Go figure.

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