Wednesday, March 31, 2010
MyNoReMo Starts Tomorrow
Last week I decided I'd been ditzing around long enough with the novel I "finished" last year, and announced I'd get the final revisions done in April. A fit of madness? Probably. But I'm still committed, and the battle begins tomorrow. I'm calling it MyNoReMo, or My Novel Revision Month.
So far, three stalwarts have signed on to struggle through this with me. In order of sticking their hands up, they are: Kassandra Kelly, Cap'n Bob Napier and a talking cat named Zipper. Others are still welcome. (Hey, if a talking cat can do it, why not you?)
An event called NaNoEdMo is just now finishing. Their goal was to do 50 hours of editing during the month of March. For MyNoReMo, I'm not sure counting hours is the best way to go. Since my end-of-month goal is to "Get That Sucker Done", tracking progress will tough. Here's my plan, as of the moment:
I'll spend the first two days reading the manuscript start to finish and taking brief notes on areas that need work. Then I'll allocate the rest of the month accordingly. By the end of Week 1 I'll expect to have revisions done through page XX, and set page number goals for the next three weeks. If I fall behind, tough. I'll just have to work overtime to catch up. If all else fails I'll call James Reasoner and ask him for a pep talk.
In preparation, I've scheduled a mess of generally mindless posts to go up. Expect fewer words and more pictures (probably an improvement). It may look like I'm blogging, but I'll be working - honest!