Friday, January 1, 2010

Curing My Writer's Block

Here is the contest that Janel and I came up with to help us with our creative writer's block.

Novel Finishing and Editing Month (NoFinEdMo)

The 50,000 words that you wrote for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) was no small feat, so you should be very proud. And if you’re anything like me, this was the largest work you’ve ever written in your whole life. Unfortunately, that number of words is only 200 pages, which is pretty short for a full length novel. You more than likely have a lot of editing to do as well since no one writes a perfect first draft.

If you missed NaNoFinMo (National Novel Finishing Month) that began at the beginning of December and you cannot wait for NaNoEdMo (National Novel Editing Month) which takes place during the month of March, try NoFinEdMo (Novel Finishing and Editing Month).

NoFinEdMo actually covers a 44 day period. The object of NoFinEdMo is to reach 80,000 words (a 320 page novel) by the end of the first 30, which happens to be January this year. The first 14 days of February will go towards the editing process. To track the number of words written or edited, you can go to the Write or Die website and download the progress meter onto your blog or website.

Happy New Year and Happy Writing!!
Doing it big in 2010