Work it, Grow it, & Perfect it.
NaNoWriMo has come and gone. Some of us (me in particular) didn’t make the goal, while some excelled.
Now What? That is the question asked every year.
We are all writing for the same reason, we want to be published. Whether the arena is large or small. There is something thrilling about seeing your idea in print. Whipping the basic first draft into a semblance of a readable story is hard. It’s even harder when you are getting into the 100th or bazillionth time you’ve read your story.
I become ‘word blind’. What do I mean by that? Simple, I’ve read the story so much that I see what I want to see and not the mistakes. That’s when I put it away for a little while to gain distance and perspective.
The more you write, paying attention to the craft, the better you become.
The bottom line is work it, grow it, and perfect it.