I made my goal officially. I validated my word count this morning at NANOWRIMO website and made it to 50,624 words and I got a winner certificate.
My writing tip for today is:
- After putting some distance away for a while, you’re now ready to reread your manuscript but read it slowly and absorb everything you read. If something sounds or feels right, leave it alone. Anything that you are not comfortable with, make a note. I usually read a whole chapter and make my corrections after I finished the chapter. Otherwise, I lost my trend of thoughts. Some writers feel differently and make the correction after they read the whole manuscript. Do what you feel is more comfortable to you. I also have two copies of my manuscript and make corrections on just one of them. That way, I always have the original where I can refer to later if needed.
My book recommendation for today is The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly.
This is one of my favorite books. It is the time period in England which I love most. It is 1900 and a well-bred lady fall in love with the most notorious London gangster while working as a doctor in the dangerous streets of East London. Brilliantly written, I could not put it down and when I finished, I went back and reread some more passages.