I tried Camp NaNoWriMo in April, the same month I attempted the A-Z challenge, took a trip to visit a friend, my computer decided to stop working and I had an unbelievable amount of other things going on in my life. Needless to say, I wasn’t very successful and that was really disappointing for me.
I am going to give it another shot in July. However I don’t really know what to write.
I can keep working on revisions of the novel I’ve been working on since last November, which I finally feel I have a decent grasp on (even though I have a million questions, mostly ones that actually require another human being to read my work– which I am so nervous about).
I can start a new, fresh novel, which is barely planned out in my head. Luckily I still have time to outline a bit and come up with the big and important events in the story.
What would you suggest I do? Keep working on the one that I have been trying to make progress with or start a new novel?
Also, I am almost to the point where I would like to talk to a critique partner about my first chapter. I know that this isn’t a whole lot to have someone read and respond to, but I have a couple of questions that would change the way I write the rest of the novel.
First off, I am wondering if I should continue writing in 1st person, or if I should re-write in 3rd.
I am toying with writing with multiple perspectives (my first draft is writting in dual perspetives) or just telling the story from the main character’s perspective. I am afraid that using multiple perspectives might give too much away when it comes to the plot twists and such.
Where would you go to get a critique partner?
What have your experiences been with critique partners?
I’m so scared to have someone else read what I’ve written. What if they hate it and think my writing sucks? It’s a huge work in progress, but I feel like it’s the right next step to take so that I make the right choices in the future.