We wrapped up the series “You’ve Finished Your NaNo Novel, Now What?” last Thursday. Here’s a recap in case you missed any posts!
You’re almost done! You’ve put a lot of work into your novel, even after the thirty days of NaNo. It probably looks a lot different than the one you started with. You’ve added new scenes, changed plot points, fixed character development, and removed most of the awkward phrasing and dialogue.
Part 5: Line-By-Line If you’ve been following the steps I’ve outlined, by this point, you’ve written your NaNo novel, rewritten it twice, and had a friend or editor look over it. Most likely, that involved another rewrite.
Fix the Plot Holes So now you’ve written your NaNo novel, rewritten it for consistency and story, and rewritten again for feeling and character development. Now, what?
Once More, With Feeling! So now you’ve written your book, taken a break, and rewritten it. Now what? Rewrite again!
Part Two: Rewriting is Important Welcome back! During the past week, you’ve hopefully taken a break from writing and even from reading and watching things in your genre. But I know breaks can be hard. Especially when you’ve gotten into the habit of writing every day, it’s easy to decide that you’ll just glance over your manuscript. Or maybe there’s a scene that you suddenly realize you have a great idea for. Hopefully, you resisted, because that will make the…
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an event that takes place each November, where writers from all over the world are challenged to write a fifty-thousand word novel in a single month. This year, over 312,000 people participated. I was one of those 312,000. I was actually pretty impressed with myself. I hit day six this year, was significantly ahead of my goal, thought I was doing awesome. Then some personal stuff came up… my novel is still languishing exactly…