NaNoWriMo: 11/10 Don’t Get It Right, Get It Written

That blog title is a second- or third-hand directive borrowed from Edgar-Award winning mystery writer, Julie Smith – as told by Chris Baty in “No Plot? No Problem!”, though it was  originally spoken by a boss of Julie’s (pg. 125)

11.10.14

~~ 11.10.14 ~~

“In deciding what should happen next in your book, know that all plot points lead to the same happy place: getting a complete draft of your novel done. You aren’t shooting for perfection here; you’re just exploring the outer reaches of your imagination and building a book one day at a time. Don’t worry about getting it right this week. That will come in the revisions. This week, your goal is just to get it written.” (pg. 125)

I love this thought! I’m just having trouble following the advice…I can’t seem to quite ditch my editor and I keep circling back to previous days’ writing. As the days pass and the size of the work increases, so does the time it takes to review and tweak.  I need to follow this advice…now!

Standard: 16,670 (1667 X 10 days = 33%)
Baty, C. (2004). No Plot? No Problem!. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

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For the most part, this blog is about reading and writing m/m romances, but there are a few personal reflections, some writerly information, and a bit of writing practice. Thank you for stopping by.

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