In the writing world, the weeks leading up to the month of November are filled with excitement, rough outlines, and 'Eye of the Tiger' on repeat as many writers, aspiring and published, partake in the NaNoWriMo festivities. If you're unfamiliar with the term, check out the NaNoWriMo website here. In short, it's a frenzied month of pen on paper (or fingers on keys), where writers push for a goal of 50,000 words in one month.
Not something you're interested in trying this year? Why not try joining The Intern in NaNoReVisMo?
Brush the cobwebs off one of your first drafts that, for whatever reason, was lost in the abyss of WIPS and look at it with fresh eyes that have learned oh so much since you first tackled the story. Can't figure out why the story just wasn't working? Visit the blog for YA author of The Shifter, Janice Hardy. There's all kinds of goodies, like this post on rewrites, plus many more.
Maybe your novel just needs a little more polish to make it shine? Check out this amazing post about self-editing (and scarves) by Stephanie Perkins.
Stayed tuned throughout the month for more links with revision/edit tips!