Sharing a draft of your novel with anyone for the first time can be scary. The stress of waiting to hear back from your readers or editor, of worrying about what they might say, and wondering if your writing is ready to submit can take its toll.
So why would you share your work with anyone before you’ve revised your first draft, improved it, making sure it’s as good as you can make it before anyone else reads it?
You wouldn’t. That’s why you rewrite.
Rewrite: to write (something) again especially in a different way in order to improve it or to include new information – Merriam-Webster Dictionary
A comprehensive rewrite is the first step in the self-editing process. I’m not talking about copyediting or proofreading. You can do that after you’ve completed your rewrite.
Rewriting your first draft means analyzing your story from a high-level perspective and fixing…
Source: Feedback For Fiction | Rewriting: What Is it And How Do You Go About It?
NaNoWriMo starts in 10 days. I’m already planning how I’m going to get through the crazy month, and I”m a little nervous. I did Camp NaNoWriMo last July and made it past the 50,000 word mark. But it was hard.
What worked for me? A participant needs to write 1667 words every day to get to 50,000. I wrote 2000 words a day (ok tried to) at the beginning of the month, so I would have less to write each day when the end of the month drew close and I was getting tired.
Then the big question. What happens after NaNoWriMo?
To answer that question, I decided to build my own app for rewriting. Feedback is an app to help writers turn a first draft into a great story.
I’m looking for early input from other writers. Would you help by dropping over to my new site and checking out what we’re building? Perhaps signing up to our newsletter.
Here’s is my latest blog from www.FeedbackForFiction.com
Whether you’re a plotter or a panster, you’ve completed a first draft. Congratulations! Now what?
If you’re anything like me, you’re asking yourself:
- Where do I start my manuscript rewrite?
- How do I keep track of all the writing tips I’ve read and apply them to my story?
- What should I change to make my story better?
- Am I ready to share my manuscript…
Source: Feedback For Fiction | FEEDBACK: A New App To Turn Your First Draft Into A Great Story