Asking beta readers to start reading, finish reading, and talk to you about what they read doesn't seem like a lot, but it can feel pretty daunting from the other side.
You have to pace yourself, like an athlete with an injury doing slow small exercises before returning to marathon running.
Celebrate your glorious ideas rather than treating yourself as a failure because plots are trickier for you.
Today is the fifth Tuesday of the month, which means that my answer to this heartfelt letter is available exclusively to my Patreon patrons.
Revising is as individual as writing. There's no wrong way to do it, and there are no hard and fast rules about how it goes.
Romantic tension is one of those things that's often better managed during revisions, because it's all about pacing.
Work with your innate writing process rather than against it, and you'll be much happier and more productive.
The person you injured is you, in the sense of costing yourself the time and effort of repairing the problems with your work, and the person you need to apologize to is you.
When you're short on space, a cliché or trope can be the most efficient way to do what needs doing and move on to the real story.
Drafting is engineering and construction. Revision is art and design.