October is a good month to discuss revision. It is such an important step in the writing process. And as many people know, November is National Novel Writing Month. It is a challenge to get you writing 50,000 words in 30 days. When I am writing, I never look back. To keep momentum, I look forward and follow my outline and notes. Preparing for November this year, I am looking at past novels and short stories I have written. The revision process was so important.
Revision is where the best writing comes from. You can fix plot holes and rewrite bad scenes. Picking up on mistakes I have made makes a stronger, tighter story. The more revision you do, the more sellable your novel will be in the long run. So I look forward to writing another novel this year but even more so, I look forward to revising another novel after the best two words: The End.