Now What?

The "Now What?" Months

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.

Look to our blogforumsFacebook, and Twitter for updates on new stuff.

Set new goals for your novel.

Introducing Goal Trackers!

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.

Track your 2017 creative goals now.

Kick off your writing with our word-sprint tool.

Sign our official Revision Promise.


Prepare for your novel at a #NaNoNowWhat event!

To see what time an event starts in your time zone, click into the event, then click “copy to my calendar”.

IngramSparkSponsor offer from Ingram Spark

Use promo code NANO2016 for free title setup on one print book, eBook, or both when uploaded at the same time (now through March 31, 2017)!

This offer has expired.

Take a self-publishing IQ quiz!


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, sponsored by Ingram Spark — 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


Peruse our archives of revision and publishing resources.


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:

Swap novels with fellow Wrimos through the “Now What?” forums.

Find a writing group with sponsor Scribophile.