The Revision Process for Writers by Lucia Brucoli

Today we welcome onto the blog, writer Lucia Brucoli who discusses her Revision Process.

Big thanks to Lucia for being today’s guest poster, please make sure to check out her links and details at the end of this post. 


Chaim Potok: I think the hardest part of writing is revising. And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to create a piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it.

Up to about a year ago, I thought drafting was the hardest part of the writing process: all my life I’ve wanted to write a book, but I could never finish projects, stopping at mid-way.

When I finished drafting GOODBYE, I was ecstatic! I could start pitching to publishers now, right? Well, no. First came the revision stage, where us writers essentially go back and destroy everything we’ve written, hoping to make it better.

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