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Sunday, December 6, 2009

One Week Later

My rough draft

One week after I completed the NANOWRIMO challenge of 50,000 words in the month of November, I look back with awe. It changed my thinking about books in general and writing them in particular.

Reading the advice of others is confusing. Some say that after you have written the rough draft you should put your manuscript away. Some say it should be at least a week. Others frame it in terms of months. It is true that some people dive right into the job of revisions. Who is to say which way will yield better results?

I had the fortitude to leave the manuscript alone for 5 week days, but yesterday I peeked at it. Suddenly, I had a new idea which will make many changes neccesary, but has really invigorated me and I'm ready to dive back into the story. Should I or shouldn't I start right back in on it? I haven't decided yet.

1 comment:

Cindi said...

Wow! I get a little behind on checking in on my friends and you up and write 50,000 words--GO YOU!!!

Can't wait to follow the continuing saga of the novel as it wends its way out of your imagination and into the world! If you need more presents, just let me know.

P.S. Nice avatar--my compliments to the artist.