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I think I may finally have finished the rough draft of the novel I began during NaNoWriMo back in November. As some of you may recall, I hit 50,000 words - the word count needed to "win", then sort of stopped mid-book.

The "final" word count is around 57,000, and there are definitely some things I wanted to put in there that didn't make it, but hey, it's a rough draft.

And it found a spot to end.

So now, I need to let it sit for a while, and then begin a process that is going to be new and strange for me - actually revising it and getting it past Draft I and into Draft II.

If anyone knows of any good resources on revision, please do let me know.

But meanwhile, I think it's done!

Date: 2008-03-06 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilperegrine.livejournal.com
I recommend time, followed by polishing a printed version, and then lending out to friends with some specific and some general questions.

Date: 2008-03-06 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taylweaver.livejournal.com
Well, if by polish you mean check the grammar and such, I know how to do that but I want to do more than that before showing it to friends.

If by polish you mean make changes bigger than grammar, that's the part where I don't know how to do it.

And yeah, I know to give it time. Part of my frustration with myself was that I already gave it plenty of time - but *before* I finished it. So every time I went back and added a new scene, I felt like I was resetting the clock. But now, after I let it sit, I can actually revise - once I figure out how.

Date: 2008-03-06 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taylweaver.livejournal.com
Oh, and it sounded from your LJ that your own literary endeavor is nearing the end of its first draft. Very cool.

Date: 2008-03-06 10:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rymenhild.livejournal.com
Good for you!

Date: 2008-03-07 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boroparkpyro.livejournal.com
wow yishar koahh!

Date: 2008-03-11 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flintknappy.livejournal.com
Sweet! I'm eager and happy to read it over, whenever you would like.

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