During the “Now What?” Months in January and February, we support the revision and publishing process.
It’s an extension of our anything-goes, wombat-infused noveling philosophy, with the added aim of helping you fulfill your novel’s potential: from first draft to final.
Check out the “Now What?” forums now!
Set new goals for your novel.
Use our new Goal Trackers to set a creative goal for the beginning of the year, whether you want to keep track of the words added to your draft, or the hours you spend revising.
Prepare for your novel at a #NaNoNowWhat event!
Our 2018 “Now What?” Events will be updated soon!
To see what time an event starts in your time zone, click into the event, then click “copy to my calendar”.
Use these resources to make a revision and publishing plan.
Need advice, inspiration, or guides to beginning the revision process? Curious about which publishing method could be best for you? Check out these resources.
2017 Video Archives
Ask an Editor — The editors at Swoon Reads — YouTube
How to Successfully Self-Publish — Brooke Warner — YouTube
Our 2017 “Now What?” Library
|Putting Your Work Out There||Katharine Gripp||Pep Talk||94|
|6 Tips for Finding Perfect Beta Readers||Jody T. Morse||Feedback and Groups||217|
|6 Ways to Approach Your Edits with Objectivity||Elizabeth Kracht||Editing and Revision||373|
|I Published My NaNo-Novel: Using Traditional and Self-publishing||Angela Highland||NaNo-Novel||173|
|Critique Circle Basics: How to Set Up a Writing Group||Kathy Kitts||Feedback and Groups||82|
|How to Catch the Details of Your World||Cass R. Morris||Editing and Revision||111|
|7 Tips to Help You Edit Your Novel||Derek Murphy||Editing and Revision||360|
|5 Quotes on Editing||N/A||Editing and Revision||308|
|I Published My NaNo-Novel: How to Wait Productively||Katharine Webber||NaNo-Novel||121|
|I Self-Published My NaNo-Novel: Creating a Marketing Plan||Manuel Ruiz||NaNo-Novel||102|
|Unexpected Resources that Can Help You Publish Your Novel||Jeannie Zokan||Publishing||119|
|Where the Story Comes In||E. J. Runyon||Editing and Revision||95|
Find a community of writers and critique partners.
As always, there’s no better encouragement than your fellow writers. Meet beta readers and sympathetic ears here: