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Tip of the Day: During #NaNoWriMo, just let the mistake go.

Many writers will do a certain amount of editing as they write,  restructuring that awkward sentence, working carefully to describe the scene in their minds perfectly, deleting phases that were written at 2 am that really don’t make any sense. While this is a reasonable practice, during events like NaNoWriMo and CampNaNo, one should resist as much as possible to do major editing. The idea behind these programs is to encouraged you to get the first draft of your manuscript out as quickly as possible. You can’t edit a blank page. Just let the extra the go.

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One Comment

  1. This is very accurate – you can’t edit during NaNo, or you’re really going to get caught up on what you’re doing wrong… instead of the fact that you are doing something so fantastically right by getting that first draft out there.

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