So. I am revising my WIP. I believe I've mentioned how much I love the revision process. I am, however, rather slow. But in the Land of Why Can't I Just Finish This Draft Already, there is one thing that keeps me going, folks.
One thing to rule them all, and in the glossiness bind them.
Robert Pattinson's hair in the Twilight movies.
*okay, a lot*
So. I've come to a realization. You know how revision is all about adding and removing things from your manuscript? And how it's also about looking at your words through a different lens?
In the Twilight movies, Robert Pattinson can style his hair like this:
|'tis an art form to brood. oh, yes it is|
Or like this:
|broody mcbroodster, they used to call me|
Or like this:
|broody mcbroodster--suburban edition|
And his hair always looks nice.
He always looks nice.
These are different ways of envisioning his character, but at his core, Edward Cullen remains a
messed up stalker vampire who will risk everything to keep his true love safe. My point? Revisions are for changing the way you present your story, but its core remains the same. Take a scene out. Put a new one in. These things will happen during revisions. But remember to ask yourself: why am I making these changes? How do they improve my core?
In the case of Robert's hair, I think his style evolution is meant to suggest that he goes from boy (bedhead-us maximus) to married man with a kid (tame-us maximus). Or something.
So. Robert Pattinson's Twilight hair is like revision, folks. It has many ways of looking good, even if they're radically different from each other.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to beat my WIP into submission.
Are you currently revising? If so, any tips and tricks for keeping your story's core?