That’s right, everyone! I’ve finished NaNoWriMo! My fingers ache, my eyes are blurring and I’m pretty sure that my last line had nothing to do with the rest of the story. Regardless, I finished… Now onto the editing! Well, actually, now onto finishing the story.
Although I have reached 50,000 words, I know that this story is not over and I plan to see it until the end. My friend has asked for a copy to read for Christmas, so I guess that that’s my new deadline. 80,000 words (total) and then maybe edited down before Dec. 25. That’s what, 25 days? 30,000 words? 2 of the weeks are break? No problem! Over Thanksgiving break I wrote more than all the other weeks combined… My word count graph looked exponential!
There is, of course, one slight problem. How does one edit a fictional piece? I know the basics of spelling and grammar, but what about content? Does anyone have any advice for me?