HAVE BEEN DOING a fair bit of editorial work this morning, before nipping to the shop to get supplies. Was picking up a newspaper when a woman came in and picked up ‘Spirit and Destiny’ magazine and went straight to the horoscopes. After reading, she gave a melancholy sigh and shook her head, as if genuinely believing what was forecast there…apparently it wasn’t what she wanted to hear.
Came back and had a sudden energy slump. Randomly cast my eye over 2011’s NaNoWrioMo novel. Should really go through it – I can feel the jar of the bits that need fleshing out and editing, but on the whole I like it, and actually enjoy reading it.
A friend suggested I had a National Novel Editing Month, where I could take my novel and focus on editing it for a month in the same lighthearted way I approached NaNoWriMo itself – see it as practice for the fun of it and see what happens.
Perhaps this year I should have a ‘NaNoEdMo’ in November instead, if I can cope with not writing another novel. Part of me wants to write the sequel – last year’s is actually set up to be a series, or at least a trilogy, which was rather daring of me! Alternatively I could take another month and label it NaNoEdMo but that would take away from writing and editing my main book…hmmm.
Food for thought, though.
Apparently there is a NaNoEdMo. Designated month is March. Yeech. March is pretty busy for me…but I’ll bear it in mind. http://www.nanoedmo.net/ (@NaNoEdMo)