Here’s a great post about what NaNoWriMo is great for, and what it is not. It will help you create a first draft and get down unexpected ideas. A draft like that will need many revisions. Leave your finished work alone for a while at the end of the month. Then go back and start the work of reshaping, adding, and cutting that will make your story work.
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From Author Holly Lisle: A Step-by-Step Guide to Novel Revision
Here’s a terrific post about how to revise a novel. Bookmark it or print it out!
One-Pass Manuscript Revision: From First Draft to Last in One Cycle | Holly Lisle: Official Author Homepage.