Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Thought you'd put the long hours and hard work behind you. You would be wrong! November is over, and with many TWBers having finished their books over the course of the month, it's time to talk about edits!
This is the thread where we talk about the process. Anything from how you're getting started to what you want to change. Let's take this opportunity to set up goals for what we want to do.
I want to use the second draft to improve some of the secondary characters. I want to make sure they're really memorable.
I want to improve on the romance between two of my characters. I think it turned out well, but it could just use some work.
I want to really focus on the dialogue in this draft -- make sure everything feels smooth.
Those are my goals! Editing is as varied as writing, so everyone has a different process -- not to mention a different number of drafts they go through. Once I reread, I might decide I need to go through two more drafts focusing on different things. We'll see.
Anyway, for this week I think we should have a group goal of rereading our November Novels together. It's an important part of any editing process, so let's all try to reread our novels by next Tuesday!
Make sure to keep a notebook handy while you're rereading -- you'll come across a million little things you want to fix when you start those edits.