Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Keeping On Track With The Re-Write

Now that the editing is done, I have found myself smack-dab in the middle of re-writing my novel.  With deeper dialog, expanded chapters and better descriptions, the novel has grown in length and there's hardly a page of my first draft that hasn't been scratched out and written over.

As life does, it got in the way early in the month and I thought I'd have to scrap my plans for re-writing this month.  Luckily, a good friend of mine offered me her home for the weekend and I was able to type through the first 80 pages of the novel in a weekend.  Now that I'm back on track, I feel much better about being able to complete the project by month-end.  I need to finish the re-write and get some copies printed for another round of editing by my reader friends so that I can move on to my next project.  I'll blog more about it next week, but if you haven't heard about NANOWRIMO ( and you've been sitting on an idea for a novel, November is the time to grab that bull by the horns and get it down on paper!

I hope that all you other authors are getting through your writing goals this month.  It is a great feeling when you get to cross more things off your list than you add onto it, and it's a sensation that I vow to do more often!

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