On Monday I talk about the writing craft. Some aspect that I am struggling with myself or something new I have learned or something I think would be a benefit to all my writer friends out there. I think learning about the craft of writing is beneficial to everyone regardless of their profession. Writing and writing well is a valued commodity. It is part of the way we communicate with one another.
If you have never heard of NaNoWrMo, then I am surprised. I think 90% of the bloggers I visit our participating. I am not. I am buried in edits. However, I am going to take advantage of the same type of goal setting as NaNoWrMo produces in our friends who are participating. My forum will be, GetThatEditDone Month.
True confession: In October I was very sick. First a sinus infection and before I was well I got strep throat. I still have a soar tongue, if you can believe that. I was literally in the fog mentally for three weeks. That meant, for three weeks I didn’t get any editing done. So starting today, I am focusing on my edits big time. I need to get this book done.
My editing is taking a two part course. Part one; scour my manuscript for ‘ly’ and ‘ing’ words and fix them if at all possible. I have currently completed 24 chapters. Part two; implement the suggestions that I receive back from my editor.
You will be able to see my progress on the side bar and I hope you will cheer me on.
Goal: My goal is to finish my edits in part 1 and then to finish the suggested edits in part 2 by the end of November 2010. So on Mondays in November, I will share the progress that I have completed and I will update the side bar as often as need be during the week. I have no idea if any of you will find this interesting, so to keep it less of an; I did this today blog post, I will ask you to tell me what you want to know about my WIP. (Work in progress). You may ask anything, I will answer it if I can.
It is a high fantasy.
So folks, what would you like to know?