I would like to start talking about marketing again, since it’s been awhile since we talked about that. I expect to have a guest on in the near future to discuss some of his innovative ideas. In the meantime, I’d like to hear how NaNoWriMo went for all of you. Bonne posted a note today to say she finished! Congrats, Bonne!
I have never done NaNoWriMo, although I have written a 90,000+ word novel in a month, once. So I’m curious how you all did.
If you’ve finished NaNoWriMo this year, post a comment here to tell us about it so we can celebrate with you.
If you’re about to finish, do the same.
If you gave up, post a comment to tell us why.
I’ll mention my own news. I wrote up three sample chapters before the holidays and sent them out to my freelance editor. She’s quick! She already sent me back her review of the chapters. She likes them, but she’s spotted a recurring problem and wants me to work on it. She even recommended a particular resource that I can use to help me. I bought it this morning and am awaiting its arrival so I can start learning something new.
I’ve probably mentioned this already, but the life of a novelist is about continuous improvement. You will NEVER arrive. You will never be perfect. The trick is to identify your biggest weakness and work on it until it’s no longer your biggest weakness. And so on, forever. This is why God created freelance editors–to poke holes in your armor and help you figure out what your weaknesses are.