Revise Your Novel in 31 Days

 There is a wonderful blog for writers called Fiction University by Janice Hardy. ( Her current project is an at-home workshop for the month of March titled Revise Your Novel in 31 Days.

My inner critic cries Hallelujah! Since I am writing the final chapter for my novel, Birthright, I have been excited, yet overwhelmed, by the thought of sloughing through my story for what already feels like the hundredth time to check plotline, hooks, flow, conflict, etc.

I have latched onto this month-long journey like a starving baby in hopes it will give me the guidance I need and crave. 31 days to get this done seems like nothing compared to the dreaded months I projected ahead of me.

So I invite you to join me on my journey. At the end of each day I will post my progress as I attempt to complete that day’s assignment, and I will be embarrassingly honest.

I should note here that there is no requirement that you MUST complete each day as it comes. Flexibility is a key virtue of any writer. Without it you will go insane and the men in white coats will not allow you to have any sharp instruments.

So I am taking a deep breath and diving in. Hopefully, you will find encouragement or at least a kindred soul as you attempt your own journey. If you join me in this exercise, I would love to compare notes.

As the recently departed Leonard Nimoy is known for saying in his portrayal of Dr. Spock on Star Trek, “Live Long and Prosper.”

See you on the next page.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *