Get ready to grab your red pens for Nanoedmo!
By Kristen Howe
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
February 24, 2016 4:30pm CST
Attention Mylotters, Nanoednomo (National Novel Editing Month) is a few days away. I've did this in the past, except for the past couple of years, when I had nothing ready to be finished for editing, after I've done Nano. I know most Nanoers chose to edit at their own pace and had foregone editing in March, when I learned and had asked about this, back in 2008. Just like Nano and Julno, (except for Camp Nano in summer), all you have to do is log in 50 hours or more to win a certificate. I've done it form 2008-2011 I believe. I believe there were widgets to use to keep track of your logged in hours back then and even now. Though my local Nano group is doing it this year for the first time, I'm going to pass on it. When I normally do one ms to edit, I'm doing three for my allotted 1.5-2 hours of edits. I'll be finishing my Revise and Resubmit for Venom (9 chapters left), final edits for my other ms Chain Reaction (7 chapters left), and then edits in my other old ms, Double Exposure. I'll be working with my beta for all three novels, my two beta readers for Double Exposure and my 3 crit partners for Chain Reaction (when they're able to help me out.) Note: I'm not doing Off the Grid for edits this year, since I'm still writing it and hope to be done in a month. Camp Nano is 4.5 weeks away for the spring. Since I've mentioned it to others last week, here's the link for it to sign up and join if you want to take the plunge:
Great writers agree: writing is rewriting. But you don't have to do it alone! Join a community dedicated to the goal of editing for 50 hours in March.
10 people like this
28 Feb 16
@KristenH It has become one of those calendar markers. Three years ago I wrote 30,000, the second started but left on the first week and last year decided not to write in November. But yes I do still have some editing to do. - that's my status.
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Mar 16
@arthurchappell You can edit or write anything you want--old or no. Unlike Nano, you can set your own word count goals for the month. There's also one in the summer too. You can pick your own cabin mates or have the website do it for you. I'll post the link about it real soon, maybe in a week or so.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Feb 16
Maybe next year. I've never heard of this. I'm only familiar with NaNoWriMo in November. I'm working hard once again to get my novels revised for grammar and punctuation for the second editions of the first three published novels, and I'm working to finish the fourth and last in the series. I don't have time to to that too.