Friday, December 19, 2008

A snowy weekend

This weekend is probably going to be quieter than I planned, with the impending snow storm and all. I've given myself a writing break to allow myself to recover from the madness of NaNoWriMo and also to embrace the madness of the holidays. I'm thinking a snowed in weekend might be a good time to get started on that revision.

But where do I start? That's a question that's been plaguing me. But Chris Baty of NaNo fame (he's the founder), gave the following advice and I'm going to follow it:

Make a 10- or 20-page book synopsis that travels through your whole novel, laying out the key things readers learn and see in each chapter.

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Erin Dionne said...

Hey Bug

Have you received the latest issue of Writers Digest? It's all about devoting 2009 to your novel. Plus, there's a great book review in there for a book that might be right up your alley...something about working through your writing in terms of scenes. Check it out! Megan McCafferty is on the cover.

Writer Bug said...

Thanks Erin! I'll check it out.

oh said...

Good advice from Mr. Baty. Glad I read it here in your entry - I missed it somewhere.
And I haven't looked back at the novel I did yet - can't imagine the (awful?!!!) state it's in.
You're right to do so ... perhaps I'll give it look over the next week while on Holiday..

Writer Bug said...

Good luck Oh! I know mine is in a truly awful state, but it's something!