Fixing A Disastrous First Draft

Now that NaNo is officially over, it’s time to start thinking about the edit, or in my case, rewrite because nothing I wrote is worth saving this time around. So you wrote a terrible first draft! It happens to everyone. In my case, I had no idea where I was going or who my characters were. I thought perhaps they would reveal themselves to me as we got going, but though they did show some characteristics in the end, I largely still don’t know who they are. So how do we fix that?

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Catching Up

I’m actually behind by two blog posts on here. Yes, I missed one sometime in the Spring (March? May? I don’t remember) and I missed one in November. That means, in order to hit my goal of 3 posts per month, I have to make up for it now. After all, it’s December now. The end of the year. Did you forget I made goals for this year? Yeah, well, didn’t we all.

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The Worst NaNo Ever

I could lie and say this was my best NaNoWriMo ever, but that wouldn’t do anyone any favors. The truth is that this NaNo was one of my worst ever. For a while, I legitimately thought this would be the year I lost. ┬áThere were some pretty bad days in November and a lot of days away from my computer, but I made it.

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