Anyway, here for your viewing pleasure is a variety of pictures documenting this revision process. (Taking pictures is a good way to procrastinate during revisions.)
Essential: a hot beverage in a Starbucks mug so you can feel like a real I-write-in-a-coffee-shop writer even when you're at home! I don't drink tea or coffee. I drink hot blackcurrant squash. Rock'n'roll.
I do love killing off scenes that I know are pointless. (This is chapter one dying.)
Another essential: multiple notebooks, so you can find that one note you made late at night about that scene in chapter thirteen super quickly. (Will I ever learn?)
A desirable: cat to hang out with while you're ripping scenes apart.
At some point you'll need this:
because the fun will have worn off and you'll be crying over all your pages that look like this:
But eventually it'll be over and you'll get to have fun again! Just make sure your fun doesn't end like mine always does: sitting on the street waiting for a taxi (that never arrives) at four in the morning.
Sorry for not being around all of your lovely blogs, but Google is being a total skeeze and has ceased to work on my computer. No Gmail, no Blogger, no YouTube...no Googling anything! I'm stealing time at my dad's computer right now. I hope he lets me come back. He has a giant office chair.