Are revisions sometimes a good thing?

I’ve been playing with the idea of revising two of my novels. Tender Flames and With All My Heart are two of my novels that I published last year.

Tender Flames was one of my first attempts at publishing and I’m proud of the results, but I feel like I need to listen to my readers. I’ve had several great reviews on this book but I’ve also had some good,but enlightening reviews. Some of the readers made suggestions that they thought would make this a novel to be reckoned with. So, I’m planning on doing a revision and then packing it with the second in the series “Rekindled Flames” which is doing great. I plan to sell the both together in a package deal.

Then there’s With All My Heart which is my Christian romance. I’ve had some great reviews on this one. So many have said they wished it was longer, well that good come to reality. As the release of the second book in this series is coming soon, I also plan to release the lengthened edition with the new book. The new book will also be released separately.

So, as I’ve seen several authors do this and have great success, I hope to make them even better. I’m actually excited about reliving these novels. As a writer you live the lives of your characters while your writing, so I get to revisit old friends and make them even better.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…

6 thoughts on “Are revisions sometimes a good thing?

  1. I don’t think you ever stop growing as a writer, therefore, as you go along, you may feel that revisions are in order for your older novels. That’s happened to me on a couple of occasions. I just finished a small revision for Six Hours to Sunrise, fixing little goofs here and there and tightening up parts of the story that needed it. I plan to do a large revision on my first set of books, Blood and Roses, which I put out over 10 years ago. That will be a very daunting task because it’s two full books in one set and it’s all in second person, which is a style I’ve gotten away from now. If I become particularly suicidal, I might even convert them into first person. Not sure I’m there yet.

    Still, revisions are necessary. I’m sure most of the great writers of our time would agree that there is a book or two that they’d love to go back and re-do, even if the general public thinks it’s magnificent. Remember, we are our own worst critics.

    1. Thanks Rosie. I can’t wait to get back into Tender Flames as this is one of my favorites. I’ll let you know when it’s finished and I’ll send you a free copy as you’ve done so much for me.

  2. Revision is a wonderful opportunity. I’ve found wonderful success going back to a work with new, fresh eyes and perspective. Enjoy reacquainting yourself with a few long-time friends.

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