If you’re revising / self-editing in March (sticks hand up, looks around…) there are a couple of links for you –
I am currently in the middle of a revision phase. Which means I now am gifted with a greater understanding of the phase and an even bigger realisation that I don’t (yet) have enough knowledge to get me through. The self-editing stage is where all that writing craft knowledge comes into use.
There are hundreds of writing craft books, courses and WWW resources on structure, plotting and how to write a novel, but significantly less for the next process of revision, rewriting or self-editing.
But slowly more and more blog posts, writing books, and courses are opening up around the revision process for fiction.
I’ve curated some of the best as a resource collection for you, and posted this up recently at my Tumblr resource blog. I hope it’s helpful for all of those like me, who are in this phase of producing a manuscript worthy of contention.
I imagine that every writer out there has a different response to this question, and those responses change over time. It’s one of those questions we all ask from time to time. How many drafts do you do?
Where has the week gone? For me, it’s gone with a struggle. Last week I was flying high. This last week of goal attainments – not so much.
I joined (a little late) NaNoEdMo this week. March is National Novel Editing Month, for all those who wrote 50K of awful words in a draft for last November’s NaNoWriMo writing marathon.