Dear Story Nurse, I'm not the kind of writer who can start editing a draft as soon as I'm done with it. By the time I stumble over the finish line of a novel-length project, I need some time to emotionally detach from the story before I can think about how I want to change … Continue reading #120: Separation Before Revision, Part Two
Without a degree of separation between book and self, revision is far more difficult, and may be impossible.
The secret secondary goal of NaNo is to learn how you write under pressure.
Focus on the opener as the reader's introduction to your world, your characters, your plot, and your style. You want to make an accurate first impression while putting your best foot forward.