I’m one of those that is guilty of overthinking what I’m doing and it really slows my process down. How about you? NaNoWriMo is on. I’m at 6,272 words on Day 2 and am trying to keep my mind on advice like this.
Ah, it is National Novel Writing Month. Many of you are participating in NaNoWriMo (write 50,000 words in a month) and many are not. Either way is fine. Your call. I love doing Nano simply because I have to fast draft everything because I tend to nitpick stuff to death, especially fiction.
I fast draft all year, so November is the only time I have company and lots of immoral support.
Why do I love writing fast? So happy you asked!
Many new authors slog out that first book, editing every word to perfection, revising, reworking, redoing. When I used to be a part of critique groups, it was not at all uncommon to find writers who’d been working on the same book two, five, eight and even ten years. Still see them at conferences, shopping the same book, getting rejected, then rewriting, rewriting…..
Great, maybe Kathryn Stockett, the…
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