Not Your Nano day 8 – Everything Can Be Fixed In Revisions

I first read those words years ago, so long ago that I don’t even remember where I read them, but they make for a pretty good mantra.

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If you feel like what you’re writing is pure shite, that’s fine. First drafts are just where we get the ideas down. Pretty comes later. Everything can be fixed in revisions.*

 

Say it with me.

 

Deep breaths.

 

And go.

 

100 words.

 

*And if you’re saying, but no, I have NO IDEA how to fix things in revisions, then here are two books I found to be useful – one from a story-telling perspective, and the other for nuts and bolts of readable prose.

Writing The Breakout Novel workbook – Donald Maass

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers  – Renni Browne


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