Super-busy schedule the last few weeks has meant two things:
1. Some stories had to be revised very soon after the first draft: a matter of days. In case of the flash pieces for the A-Z challenge, hours.
2. Other stories that had languished for months, feedback in tow, stayed that way.
I found that I was more confident with quicker revisions, and gained more objectivity faster once I got down to a lot of writing pressure…is shortening times between revisions a matter of practice?
Conversely, I also found revising the really old stories much easier and considerably more painless than I had expected.
So, I’m wondering if I should allow lots of time before revisions, or just get down to it quickly after the first draft, at least for the flash fiction pieces.
How long do you let a story/ novel lie before you pick it up for revisions?