If you're unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, it's in November), then you are likely unfamiliar with the less popular but equally as important Camp NaNoWriMo.
Unlike the 50,000 word requirement for the traditional month of November's write-a-thon, Camp Nano lets you make your own goals, set your own pace. This means that you can work an existing piece (perhaps your last NaNoWriMo edits, anyone?).
So, as expected, this month I'll be working on a 60,000 word piece. A Brief Illness (more info available here http://www.dantemedema.com/projects.html). Hopefully, at the end of the month I'll have an edited novel. My third cycle through, I think I'll be ready to send it out to some beta readers. (I'm looking at you Bri, Joe, Sanaa...)
A few things I am looking forward to:
A few things I am not looking forward to:
As of this morning I have 25,860 words left to edit on my novel. According to Camp Nano stats that is only 862 words to edit each day to meet my goal. The last few weeks I've been hitting hard with a great deal of momentum.
Wish me luck!
Yes, yes, so original. A writer with a blog. I'm adding this section here so that I can keep people up to date on what I'm doing, working on, crafting, and whatever else I seem to think of.
The other reason I want to start a blog is so that I can chronicle the journey I'm hoping to go on. Starting the process of really giving this book my all, and putting it out there for others to see. As I've mentioned in other places on this site, I will be seeking representation for my breakout novel, A Brief Illness. This will be a place where I can share things with all two of you who are interested (Hi Mom and Dad!) in the process of writing, editing, and *hopefully* getting published.
See you soon...