Now What?

The "Now What?" Months

The 2015 “Now What?” Months are here!

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.

So, how do you get started?

1. Pledge your commitment.

Agree to our highly official revision contractto promise to revisit your novel. You’ll be added to our list of revisers, plus receive a shiny revision badge on your dashboard.

2. Learn from the experts.

We’ve gathered a spectacular brain trust of minds to help prepare you for the road of revision and publishing ahead! Mark your calendars, and register now!

How to Get Your NaNo-novel Published!How to Publish Your NaNo-Novel
February 12, 4 PM PST, with The Book Doctors

It’s the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published now than ever before. Still, with that plethora of options comes confusion. That’s where The Book Doctors come in, with a prescription for getting your NaNo-novel successfully published.

They’ll break down the process of writing a query letter, finding an agent or publisher, and determining the right publishing strategy for you.

Upcoming webinars

3. Join in the conversation.

We’ll be hosting tweetchats through February: just use the hashtag to join us as we talk about editing goals, chat with literary agents, and more.

Thursday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. PST  – Deep in the middle of revisions? Got questions or advice about editing? Join us for our kick-off chat! #NaNoWhat

Thursday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m. PST  – The agents and assistants of New Leaf Literary will talk about submissions, query letters, and more. #NaNoNewLeaf

4. Make use of our resources.

Check our blog regularly for fresh advice and encouragement. Our posts from 2015:

Here are a few of our favorite posts from 2014:

Plus, visit our archive of revision and publishing resourcesfrom years past.

5. Find your community.

As always, there’s no better encouragement than your fellow writers. Meet beta readers and sympathetic ears here: Our forums:

Or find a writing group with NaNoWriMo sponsor Scribophile:
What is Scribophile? We’re a respectful online writing group made up of writers who improve each other’s work with thoughtful critiques and by sharing their writing experience.

Thanks for joining us for the “Now What?” Months: we’re ready, refreshed, and ready to revise!