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Fortunately they loved the story line, the protagonist, the setting, etc., etc., it's all the little changes they've suggested I make: Can you amp this up a bit? Can you show this a little clearer? Have you thought about changing this?
I trust these guys immensely, and I know the changes they suggested will make the story tighter, but how, and where, do I begin? Should I jump in with both hands and make all the changes today? Take a few days to let their suggestions digest and tackle it next week? Throw my hands in the air and wave them like I just don't care? What do I do now?
If you write, and have tackled the monster of revision, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject. How do you begin the process? Do you give yourself a goal of ### pages a day? Do you read all the comments and then revise, or read and revise as you go?
My critique partners have taken the time to give me their valuable input and I don't want any of it to be wasted. I'm just wondering what is the best way to get the most out of what they said, without getting overwhelmed. I'd love to hear your thoughts on what I should do. Because at this moment, I'm sitting hear with stacks of pages, full of notes, asking myself, "Now what?"