Get ready to grab your red pens for Nanoedmo!

@KristenH (19811)
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.
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@JudyEv (96713)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb 16
I'd only heard of the NaNo November thing. These sound great incentives for those working on novels.
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
25 Feb 16
It is. If anyone can write 1667 words in 1.5 hours, they can log in their editing hours just the same. You can do more than 2 hours too.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
27 Feb 16
Well this is news. Didn't know there was a month for that.
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Feb 16
Yep. Its a few days away, if you want to join. It's been around for a decade or so, as far as I know.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
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.
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 Feb 16
@Bluedoll Good for you. If you write in 1.5 hours, you can edit in the same time, too.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Feb 16
I prob wont. Im not in a place right now where I want to spend what little free time I get on editing. It's still there, though saved, and I will face it again.
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Feb 16
No worries. There's always the next time or to do it on your own when you're ready.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Feb 16
@KristenH I started saving it in more than one place, after losing one before, to come back to later
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt Oh no. You need an USB drive for your computer.
@divalounger (2276)
• United States
3 Mar 16
So this is what I should be doing with my unedited novel drafts!!
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• United States
3 Mar 16
This is always where I bog down!
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
3 Mar 16
Sure. Go for it! Anyone can log in 50 hours or more. Go for it and sign up at the website. It's free!
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• United States
3 Mar 16
@KristenH You are inspirational!
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@DianneN (57247)
• United States
28 Feb 16
I'm not a writer, so it's a moot point. Good luck to you!!!
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 Feb 16
That's true. Thanks.
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• Preston, England
6 Mar 16
I knew about the writing month but not the editing period - good luck with that too
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Mar 16
Thanks Arthur. Better late than never. Camp Nano starts next month, too!
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• Preston, England
6 Mar 16
@KristenH what does the camp involve?
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@KristenH (19811)
• 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.
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@IreneVincent (15166)
• United States
6 May 16
I don't know anything about this NanoEdMo. I just got my first novel published about six months ago. I'm working on my second novel. I'm going to check into this.
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 May 16
Alice, Nanoedmo is once a year, every March. It ended this year and is closed. But you can edit at your own pace and don't have to worry about the 50 hours to log in every day for the goal.
@UncleJoe (8071)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
26 Feb 16
"I've did this in the past." Really?
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Feb 16
Yeah I did it when I first started out for a couple of years. I'm doing it again.
@just4him (89060)
• 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.
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Feb 16
It's been around for over a decade I think. Way to go Valerie! Maybe next year...
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@GrannyGee (1779)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
25 Feb 16
I don't think I would have the patience ... though, I love to write.
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@KristenH (19811)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
25 Feb 16
It's understandable. It might not be for everyone though.
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