Had it not been for NaNoWriMo, I know there is no way I would even have 50 words on my novel, let alone 50,000. The pressure, and deadline, were definitely a strong factor in my finishing, not to mention the support of other writers.
Now that it is over, I am really struggling to edit. I am struggling against inertia, fear, laziness, and I suppose a knowledge that there is loads of work still to be done.
So what I need is some more pressure.
Just as we had National Novel Writing Month in November, we also have National Novel Editing Month in March. A time for writers with an un-edited manuscript to log 50 hours of editing time in one month.
Which is fine so far, except that I thought it was in May. Turns out I was wrong; it’s March – Which is 5 days old already.
Dare I try? I think I better, otherwise this novel is just going to sit in card format for the next ten years, as I find any number of excuses to not write. So here goes….
Hold the red pens!!!! I’m coming to edit.