09 December 2010

NaNo Congrats

This is a late congratulations to those who participated in NaNoWriMo 2010. 

If you finished your draft, AWESOME JOB!  COOKIES FOR YOU!! 

If you stopped halfway through: DON'T GIVE UP NOW!  You can still finish!!!

If you completely and utterly failed:  KEEP GOING!  Continue your NaNo experience into December and January!  (January might be best, but I don't know your own personal schedules, so it could very well not be.)

And if you're unsure of what to do with your finished manuscript, there is a plethora of things you can do.  My personal favorite is printing out the entire thing and dropping it on a table.  The thump of the landing papers is very satisfying no matter how much you think it sucks.  The second thing would be to take a small break and start editing it.  It will call for a lot of rewriting of the scenes and reworking of dialogue and character development, but that's what writing is all about.  The magic happens with revisions, I say.  You can also forget you wrote the thing entirely, but that's completely your choice.  But why waste the idea and the month, you know?

Whatever you choose, I hope you succeed in completing that task.  Good luck on revisions and don't forget to be awesome.

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