Hurray! You've finished your 1st draft. It stinks (of course it does unless you're God). I wanted to ask what your revision or rewriting process is. Do you save a copy of the first draft then revise and edit within that copy? Do you print out the 1st draft, make notations and the rewrite on a new document? Do you start fresh without referring to the original draft? Just wanted to see what writingforum's process is when making the second draft and other subsequent drafts. I'm experimenting on my revision process. Before, I would notate everything on a print out of my first draft. Once I've made my notes and strikeouts, I would duplicate the 1st draft in my laptop, rename it "2nd draft" and then work on that file, following the notes I made on the print out. It felt like a rigid process. Since the 1st draft is right on the screen, I'm tempted not to cut out some stuff since it would mean I have to rewrite everything down below, which means deleting them. On my current experiment, I just make my notes on the print out and create a new and blank document for the 2nd draft. What I noticed is that I'm rewriting the story radically. The story has the same spine, but the style is so distinct. The notes and marks I made on the print out felt like it was in vain, but I still use it as a guideline and a suggestion. Anyway, I'm not sure if this process I'm trying out will bear fruit. I know everyone has a different process, but I would like to know what your revision process is.