Novel Writing Basics Week
You have reached the point where your novel is finally done. The last word is on the page, the last period is at the end of the final sentence. You did it.
So, now what?
For those that want to publish their work, finding a route to publishing seems like the next step, but often there are a lot of steps in between.
So whether you have been working on your novel for a long time, or just finished NaNoWriMo, there are a few things you need to ask yourself – and answer honestly – before you even take the first step towards publishing.
1. Is your draft complete?
Meaning, does it have a beginning, middle, and end? Is it an actually fully realized draft with rising action, climax, etc? Novice authors with no publishing record are almost never asked to send the first three chapters of a book to an agent and ‘just write the