Okay, I don't really write with scissors. But in this, the Summer of Revision, scissors are my new favorite revising tool.
I discovered that trying to do a major revision on a computer monitor just doesn't work for me. I need to be able to see more than what's in the viewable area of the screen. I need the BIG PICTURE. So I'm printing one chapter at a time--on actual paper! dead trees!--making notes on it, and cutting it up so I can physically remove parts and rearrange it. And it's going soooo much faster. There's just something about being able to take in the entire chapter in one sweeping glance.
Am I the only one who does this?
I expect I'll be relying on this paper and scissors method from now on.