Friday, November 2, 2012

Editing a book

I had a post ready for today, but it's turned into more of an IWSG post where I will ask you all for advice and confidence. I really look forward to our monthly gripe sessions meetings! Next one is Wednesday.

Nanowrimo is underway. Hope you all are off to a good start and meeting your goals so far! I am not doing Nano this year, but I am still writing - more specifically editing, which goes on and on and on...

Last year several of us in that Revision phase got together thanks to Peggy Eddleman, and formed NANOREVMO or REVIMO. And thanks to Jenny Morris, we are doing it again this year! Now we are new and improved with a Facebook Page!! Thanks to Jessie! A few of us made badges, of course, and there are also drawings for prizes for meeting weekly goals! We are all so gung ho about it! Email me or one of the above mentioned if you are interested in joining us for REVIMO!

During this first week, we are listing our goals (very informal, though I do like NANOWRIMO's fancy charts!)

My WIP is approximately 230 pages, so that means I should revise at least 7-8 pages a day and this is perfect timing since my fabulous crit partner just gave me some much needed feedback and suggestions. I also have a new MS I want to get started on but I want to finish the rough draft first and I'm only halfway through it...So here are my daily goals:
  • 10 pages of editing and/or
  • 500 words of new MS
  • not to mention, working on Pop Travel stuff
So tell me what you are up to. I'd love to hear blurbs about your new NANO novels (WRIMO or REVIMO)! Whatever you're doing, keep writing and have a great weekend!

LOOKING FORWARD TO READING THANK YOUS NEXT WEEK!
"I'm Thankful For..." blog hop starts Monday!

25 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The revision group is a cool idea. And seven to eight pages might not sound like much, but as that is what I am doing right now as well, I know it's a lot!

Brinda said...

I'm not doing NaNo, but I am writing. Your plan sounds like a steady amount of work and attainable.

Julie Luek said...

Go NaNoReviMo! Not only is it a great support and catalyst to get my writing butt in gear, but I get to meet great people and read new blogs like yours.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm not doing NaNo because I wanted to finish editing my current draft first and I haven't had time to plan a new project. But I can't join your fun because I'll be finished with this round of edits by next weekend (hopefully). After that, my wip takes a vacation while I plan my next project. So November is more like a mish-mash month for me. I don't fit in anywhere. :(

M.J. Fifield said...

The revision group is a fantastic idea. I really should've done that instead of NaNoWriMo.

Technically, I'm ahead of schedule in NaNo, but looking at my buddies' word counts, I still the slacker of the group. Guess that means all's right with the world.

Happy Revising!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I'm not doing Nano, I'm working on revisions, too. I want to join the group! Maybe. . .I've never done anything like that before. I'm not great at being social. . .

Angela Brown said...

No NaNoing for me this year. Going to rest up a bit and get ready to tacking things again in December. But I will be blogging and reading blogs. Time to catch up on all the blogging I've missed.

And your goal is both commendable and doable. Cheering you on from the sidelines. Go! NaNoReviMo! Go!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Can I be crazy and join ReViMo while I'm also NaNoWriMoing?
I'm doing both anyway - even if, well, it's kind of certifiable.

NaNo Blurb: Doug Cranton, kicked out of the Allied Space Naval Academy, doesn't want to go home in shame to his family that has served in the Allied Space Navy for multiple generations. Instead, he decides to find a job. Unfortunately, the only job he can find is with Galaxy Cruise Lines, playing the role of the pirate, Captain Wrath, on one of their themed cruises. He hates the job, hates the wig, but soon discovers that the job is only a front for something else . . .a job that only Doug can do.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Great goals!! My MS is about the same amount of pages so it's nice to break it down like that. ;)

Viva La REVIMO!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

It's good to revise and I'm excited any time I hear anything about Pop Travel. Wrote nearly 2000 words for Nano yesterday.

Christine Rains said...

Those are fantastic goals. Good luck! I had a good first day with NaNoWriMo yesterday, so I took an hour last night to do some revising on my completed first draft of another WIP. It took nearly an hour to revise one page. I think it's significantly better, but I was shocked it took so long!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I'm not doing Nano, but I am revising. I like the idea of 7-8 pages a day.

Gwen Gardner said...

Yay! I just joined. I'll post my goals on Monday. I wrote 50K during BuNoWriMo in June - the second novel in my series. This was such a brilliant idea.

Nicki Elson said...

Love the Revimo idea! I'm in waiting-on-my-editor phaze, so I won't be diving into much writingwise until I get those notes back. :/

Looking forward to Monday's hop!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

The revision group sounds like a great idea. I just finishes a final revision (my agent thinks), so for the first time I'm participating in NaNoWriMo to get a first draft out of the sequel. Maybe next year I'll be doing NaNoRevMo.

Tamara said...

I'm supposed to be doing Nano, but I'm already two days behind. I'm hoping to get all my stuff done this weekend so I can get started on it Monday.

Good luck reaching all your goals!!

And, I left you an award on my blog. :)

mshatch said...

no nano but I'm plenty busy with revisions not to mention a new toy I'm eager to play with :)

Candilynn Fite said...

Those are some fantastic goals! I wish you all the best with your revisions and drafting. No NaNo for me; I am writing though. :)

VikLit said...

I think this is a fab plan, good luck!

Stephen Tremp said...

I have a WIP I'm working n so word count is not as important as finishing the draft at 250 pages and sending it off to my editor for the initial read through.

Good luck to you!

Lisa Regan said...

I'm working on edits for my second book. Very grueling. I'm encouraged that I'm not alone! :) GOOD LUCK!

Green Speck said...

I wanted to, but I will be too tied up in several other things, and thus can't participate in Nano :-( I will try to blog regularly though !!!

Livia said...

Good luck on the NaNoRevMo!

Revising can be sorta fun but it isn't, since you're adding\removing things from your story. The writing process is quite a journey.

Great goals! Hope you achieve them, Tara!

Looking forward to your blogfest. Can't wait to read all the exciting entries! Even though I didn't sign up for it, I think I may have to do something similar next week :)

Medeia Sharif said...

What an awesome idea. This month I'll finish editing two projects and I'd like to rewrite another, which will go into December.

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks so much you guys!
And anyone is welcome to join our encouraging facebook page! No matter what phase you are in! If you are trying to achieve a goal, come on over!

We may even spill over into the next few months!