When I do a revision… generally I tear the ms to shreds. I pull it apart, piece it back together and hope the glue holds long enough to do it all over again (approximately 4 times – 4th time I’m pretty certain the glue’s no longer visible).
But what that means for me, is that the margins are NEVER enough. And so the backs of my novel’s pages look like this:
BTW, in case you were wondering, this is this novel’s 2nd time through the gauntlet – and I still have that many notes/changes.
I should also point out that my best editor is my mother, who will no doubt send this version back to me with another 5,000 changes in track changes – which I’ve slowly gotten to the point of relishing. (I should also point out that she’s been waiting a long time for me to finish this novel up… so I should probably get on that, no?)
Are the margins enough for you? Or do you find yourself slipping on to the back of the page as well?