Okay, so you’ve pounded out a first draft of your new novel,
thanks to that intense writing marathon known as NaNoWriMo.
That’s great! Congratulations! But before you drop everything
and go looking for an agent or an editor or a publisher to publish your
NaNoWriMo masterpiece, STOP!
I know, I know, you turned out 50,000 words and that’s
swell. But you’re not ready for prime time yet. Because you are only halfway
As I tell writers all the time, over and over again, the people
who get published are the people who:
So good for you! You finished. Now you have to revise. The
good news is, compared to creating an entire story out of the thin air of your imagination,
revising is a cinch. In fact, it’s actually fun
Think of it as decorating. You’ve built the house; now you
get to fill it with furniture and books and art and love.
You get to make your house a home. Go for it—and then
that query letter.
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