What color are you up to?

Yes, writers write. However, successful writers also revise, or edit, what they have written. Rarely is the first version the best. When movie scripts are revised they print the scripts on different colored paper so that everyone knows if they are using the same up-to-date version. Generally, the colors used are:

  1. White (unrevised)
  2. Blue
  3. Pink
  4. Yellow
  5. Green
  6. Goldenrod*
  7. Buff
  8. Salmon
  9. Cherry
  10. Second Blue Revision
  11. Second Pink Revision and so on…

Whether you are writing a novel, short story, magazine article, or anything else…you need to revise it until it’s ready. When it’s ready…submit it.