Friday, November 25, 2011

Now What?

Yipppeeee! I did it. I "won" NaNoWriMo with 50,000 + words and I loved every minute of it. Now I have this novel to share with the world. Questions abound. Research is needed! Shall I make it into an eBook? Write query letters and get a stack of rejections? How much editing does it need? Will my internal editor rise up and try to destroy the whole thing? I love what I have written and think it might even have a group of readers waiting for it. I need a critique group or so all the sources say. How do I find those folks? Committing myself to this writing path has made me happier than anything besides being a mom. I feel like all the random stuff I have done in my life makes sense when I am writing my books (I have two others in the works) because I have all this diverse experience to draw on. When potential employers have looked over my resume with me in interviews they usually say, "Wow, you are interested in a lot of things. But you don't have enough experience in one area for this job." Well, as a writer all of this interest in all of these things is a real gift! I am going to sign up for Script Frenzy in April as far as I can tell now and I imagine I will be NaNo regular. In between I'll try to answer all those questions above. I'd love any feedback you all have to share. One of the best things about this shift in my commitment to my writing is discovering the generous and wise online writing community! I hope to meet more and more of you in the years to come.


  1. Congrats, and good luck whatever you decide to do with your brand new novel :-)

  2. Congrats!!!
    I need to find a critique group too, because I know my NaNo novel isn't quite ready for the world yet. I'm considering going with self-publishing as well. And I'm totally into NaNo - this year was my second year, and better than the first.