A very specific, very scary one. Every time I read, I got an idea for what to write next.
If I can do it, so can you! Next time your fingers meet the keyboard, you already know where the story is headed.
Jim Breslin, West Chester, Pa. You're not just looking for typos or ways to tighten your sentences, but also trying to figure out how the story hangs together before you write so many words that it's a nightmare to relocate scenes. You've cut the rubbish scenes, sketched out some new ones.
When I'm happy with it I might try and publish it online, or maybe even try my luck with some literary agents I'm not holding my breath, but hey, it's always worth a go. I discovered the challenge just two days before Nov. My advice is simple: Plan ahead and outline.
Then one day my year-old daughter was given an assignment to write a 15,word novel for NaNoWriMo. But I had a champion in my corner: failure. I queried a few agents, got rejected, and put my publishing dreams on hold…indefinitely.