Revision Plan Structure
My plans look like long lists of to do items, broken up into sections and occasionally with sub-items. The sections are:
- timing – durations that need to be checked, sequencing that needs to be confirmed. For Song, I patched up a lot of these before the second read but found many more!
- structure – things that have an effect over more than one scene, such as character notes, or notes that require an entire scene to be rebuilt.
- detail – notes on specifics that are missing or wrong, but which don’t necessarily span more than one scene in their scope.
- copy – typos. I fixed a lot of these as I found them, but there are occasional paragraphs that need more thought over their rework than fixing a misplaced comma.
The items themselves look more or less like this:
[ ] <scene label>, "<location quote>": <comment> < > <subcomment>
The Plan for Song
The plan for Song has 170 items (17 items are already addressed): 25 in timing (13 done), 44 in structural (2 done), 93 in detail (2 done), and 8 in copy (0 done).
I would like to have this done by the end of May, and there are 29 days left (including today, the 3rd, because it’s still pretty early). So as long as I average about six items a day I will be fine.
Of course, I will also have to not add new items to the end…