That’s what I did. I made a fairly detailed outline (though, some parts were more helpful than others) and I girded myself to begin a gigantic writing adventure in November.
Today is November 23 and I’m in the midst of NaNoWriMo chaos. Trying, with questionable success, to write a certain amount of words every day with an end goal of 50k in one whole month has been a daunting task for someone who is very slow and quite sparse with her writing. But, it hasContinue reading “My Favourite Part of Writing”
What’s so different about this one, compared to my first novel, is that I wrote it all by hand in a notebook.
But the more time I spent querying it and getting rejected, then not getting accepted into a Twitter-based mentorship program, the more I started to think that maybe something was missing or not quite right with the book. But since I spent 6 years working on it, I don’t know if I want all that time and effort to be in vain.
Well nothing has drastically changed. I finished the evening feeling supported by the writing community, but not any closer to being represented.
This is the time to take proactive steps to make sure that the next 16 queries make an impact and really show the book in its best light.
Step 1: Finish writing a book
*This is key
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If, like me, you are a writer and are editing a piece of writing… please, PLEASE, do yourself (everyone, really) a favour and read your damn writing out loud. This read-through will pinpoint any grammar errors that can be self-corrected by the brain. It smooths out the sound of your writing and helps you findContinue reading “Quick Tip: Read Your Writing Out Loud!”