10 Ways to Stay Motivated When Editing Your Novel

Nicole J Simms/ March 7, 2017/ Blog/ 0 comments

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When I decided to write a novel I knew it would be a challenging process. You have so many words to write and get right. Due to the size of the project, you have to commit a lot more of your time than you would need to do for a short story. Even though I was prepared for the hard

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It’s NaNoEdMo time!

Nicole J Simms/ November 1, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

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It’s November 1st, and that can only mean one thing – it’s finally time for NaNoEdMo (or NaNoWriMo for those writing a novel this month). I can’t believe how quickly November has come round. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was deciding whether to take part in NaNoWriMo or NaNoEdMo this year. I have to admit I am

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Preparing for NaNoEdMo

Nicole J Simms/ October 26, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Having noticed that I haven’t edited my novel since July, I have decided to again take part in NaNoEdMo (National Novel Editing Month). Originally, I wanted to take part in NaNoWriMo, but with focusing on my World War Two stories for my writing group WW2 anthology, editing and submitting my short stories, and editing my novel, I’ve not had time

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Yay! I Finished the Second Draft of My Novel

Nicole J Simms/ June 14, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

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When I started editing my novel, I never thought it would take a year before I finished the second draft. I often sit and wonder what I was doing in all that time. But the only answer I have is that editing (if you want to do it right) takes longer than you plan. I always describe the second draft

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