The end is near. This, of course, doesn't mean I'm anywhere near THE END. I'm just 5500 words or 3 days away from the end of NaNoWriMo. The end of this draft is about 15-20K beyond NaNo's 50K goal - which means I'll finish it sometime before X-mas.
THE END? Well, I don't write those words at the bottom of my manuscript until I feel like I just finished the final draft. That, my friends, is months off. Hell, the novel I started querying in October was my 2009 NaNo novel. Yep. I can crank out those first drafts, but it's the editing and polishing that could take a while.
So, tell me, how long does it take you to write a first draft? How long does your editing process take?
Editing always takes around twice as long to write it. Polishing, perfecting-still working on that.ReplyDelete
Good luck finishing!!
You are closer than I am on nano. I have 7500 to write in 2 days...and it will only be the half way point for a first draft or maybe just over half way. In the normal course of things - first draft 3 months...editing until I get it right...ReplyDelete
Writing takes anywhere from one month to three months, when I'm in the groove. Editing and revising? Man, that can take over a year!ReplyDelete