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So you wrote a novel in November?  Now what?

You are editing it, right?

Then join us for National Novel Editing Month.  (NaNoEdMo)

Just as we spent 30 days writing 50,000 words last November, now we shall spend 50 hours editing them during March.  Usually I forget until it is already a week into March, and then just fail in an epic fashion.  But this year I am hoping to have some friends along for the ride.

Who’s with me?  Who is up for a bit of editing madness?

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Uncategorized


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nano_08_winner_viking_120x238Had 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.  

Enter NaNoEdMo. 

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.

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Posted by on March 5, 2009 in Novel


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