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.
You started your novel in November, then took a well-deserved rest in December. Now what? Commit to polishing your rough draft to a soft gleam.
2. Calendar these events with authors, editors, and agents.
Throughout January and February, we’ll be connecting you with published authors, editors, and agents to help you on your creative journey.
Deadline: Monday, February 29
Pitch your book to the Book Doctors in 250 words or less. Twenty-five pitches will be randomly selected, and one winner will be chosen from the group.
The winner will receive an introduction to an agent or publisher appropriate for their manuscript, and one fan favorite will receive a free one-hour consult with the Book Doctors!
#NaNoNewLeaf Tweet-chat with the Agents of New Leaf Literary
Wednesday, February 17, 1 PM PT (Your Time Zone)
You Wrote Your Novel. What’s Next?
Wednesday, February 24, 1 PM PT (Your Time Zone)
New York Times bestselling authors, CJ Lyons and Denise Grover Swank, and Kindle Direct Publishing had a lively discussion moderated by Neal Thompson on “What’s next?”
Wednesday, January 20, 4 PM PT (Your Time Zone)
Authors Kami Garcia, James Scott Bell, and K. M. Weiland answered your questions about revising the novel you wrote in the 30 days of November.
Green-light It: Publish Successfully!
Thursday, February 11, 4 PM PT (Your Time Zone)
In this information-packed webinar sponsored by Nook Press, publishing expert and publisher Brooke Warner explained the current publishing landscape, and why so many authors today are becoming successful independently published authors.
3. 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 from those who’ve gone before you.
The 2016 “Now What?” Resources
- “An Overview of the Publishing Landscape” — Brooke Warner, author of the forthcoming Green-light Your Book!.
- “How to Deepen Your Manuscript Before Publishing” — Orna Ross, of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
- “The Long Road to Publication” — Melissa DeCarlo, author of NaNo-novel The Art of Crash Landing.
- “3 Things to Remember When You Beta Read” — Sonali Dev, author of The Bollywood Bride.
- “Pick Your Revision Battles” — Joshua Mohr, author of Damascus.
- “8 Steps to Get You Through a Revision Marathon” — Kat Yeh, author of NaNo-novel The Truth About Twinkie Pie.
- “5 Tips on Being a Good Beta Reader… and 3 Types of Beta Readers to Find” — Danielle Paige, author of Dorothy Must Die.
- “An Antidote to Writer’s Block” — Selden Edwards, author of NaNo-novel The Lost Prince.
- “Why Revision Can Mean Filling Your Novel With Stuff You Like” — Michelle Hodkin, author of the Mara Dyer trilogy.
- “My 7-Step Revision Process” — Angela Quarles, author of NaNo-novel Must Love Breeches.
- “4 Things I Learned from Teaching Revision” — Alison Stine, author of NaNo-novel Supervision.
- “A Roadmap for Revising Your Novel” — James Scott Bell, author of Plot & Structure.
- “Learn How to Tell Your Story” — Sonja Yoerg, author of NaNo-novel The Middle of Somewhere.
- “Why Resilience is Necessary” — Warren Adler, author of The War of the Roses
- “The Swoon Reads Guide to Writing” — The Swoon Reads staff
- “Bibliocrunch’s 4-Box Publishing Tool Kit” — Bibliocrunch staff
4. 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:
*Submissions will close January 31, 2016.