Welcome back to the first writing link up of the year!
WOOOO. WE’RE BACK. You may have noticed there was no link up in December and yes. You are right. Someone was distracted. (Spoiler: it me.) We generally pause the regular Beautiful People link up to do a “Beautiful Books” edition around October/November/December. But we’re just scooting this last Beautiful Books to January. Then in February we’ll be back to the regular character interview questions.
CONFUSED? NO? GOOD. We have work to do, writerlings, so buckle up.
Go peruse the October Beautiful Books questionnaires Part 1 (planning your novel) and Part 2 (novel update)!
Today’s set of questions will be all about GOALS and EDITING. Two fun things that we tend to think about come January. Are you editing your NaNoWriMo novel? What are your writing plans for 2017? LET’S SHARE ALL.
Just like every year, we’re giving our monthly link up “Beautiful People” a small rest so we can focus on “Beautiful Books”. (You can see last year’s Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 linkups.) Sky and I host Beautiful Books so we can focus on our NaNoWriMo projects. The format is the same as Beautiful People. We’ll post 10 questions to answer about your WiP — aka your beautiful book. Answer the questions in a blog post of your own and then come back here to link up! Don’t forget to grab the blog button and link to this post.
NOTE: You can do it for ANY novel! One you’re working on now, or one you’ve worked on in the past… no rules. Go wild, fiends.
DON’T FORGET TO TAKE THE BUTTON!
Or link to this page so anyone can join in!
- What were your writing achievements last year?
- What’s on your writerly “to-do list” for 2017?
- Tell us about your top-priority writing projects for this year!
- How do you hope to improve as a writer? Where do you see yourself at the end of 2017?
- Describe your general editing process.
- On a scale of 1-10, how do you think this draft turned out?
- What aspect of your draft needs the most work?
- What do you like the most about your draft?
- What are your plans for this novel once you finish editing? More edits? Finding beta readers? Querying? Self-publishing? Hiding it in a dark hole forever?
- What’s your top piece of advice for those just finished writing a first draft?