Thursday, June 14, 2012
Roughly seven months ago, I made a pretty significant foray into the world of writing. I attempted my very first National Novel Writing Month or, as it's known in some circles, NaNoWriMo.
And, amazingly enough, I won....actually finishing two hundred and twenty-three words over the required 50k minimum.
This is pretty much old news to almost anyone who's even glanced at this jumbled mess I call a blog. It is relevant, though, in that I'm going to try something coming this July.
For me, July will be known as July Novel Editing Month. Yeah, I know it should probably be NaNoEdMo (which is already established), but cut me some slack here....I'm 'marching to the beat of my own drum'...or something like that. Besides, I think JuNoEdMo is sort of catchy. To quote Dr. Peter Venkman:
"The franchise rights alone will make us rich beyond our wildest dreams."
Or something like that....
Not that I can franchise anything connected to NaNoWriMo and...er....umm....oh shut up...I just wanted to use that quote.
Anyway, I'm going to dedicate July to re-reading my (NaNoWriMo) award winning story, The T.E.M.P. Agency and editing it, thus.
I saw a pretty helpful looking article over at LifeHacker that was making the rounds last December, and it looks like a decent starting point.
So, cross your fingers, rub a horseshoe, throw some salt over your shoulder, and wish me luck....
....I'm gonna need it.