Here's a list of things you may (or may not) need:
- Red pen or pencil
- Word processing program
- Colored markers
- Index cards
- 500-piece Craftsman tool kit
- Giant pot of coffee
Here's some things you definitely need:
- Willingness to improve
- A manuscript.
A manuscript? That's where I get in trouble. I didn't do NaNo. I need to write a new book first, right?
Not exactly. I have a pile of picture books that need attention, stories that are polished to what I consider perfection (but my agent does not) and those that are draftier than my front door. Plus I have an "almost" novel that has a certain something that agents and editors have always loved but not been willing to buy.
So I'm ready! Whether you are revising a NaNo draft, polishing a nearly-there gem, pulling a much-loved book from your trunk, you can participate in NYRC. Whether you are working with an agent or editor, looking for one, or getting ready to self-publish, you can participate in NYRC.