I'm trying to think of the best way to approach this.
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I'm working on a memoir, story-format. Memoirs are sold like novels. Can I join the fun?
I expect to complete it by November 1 next year. I'd need to allow some time for independent readers and final revisions based on same before querying. So, I could be ready to query by May 1, 2013, God willing.
Am I in?
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"The only freedom any of us ever has is the freedom to choose how we will not be free."
Count me in. I'm also doing NaNoWriMo this year, first time
Spark- 2015- NaNo- Won- 53,800 (second round of edits)
I'm thrilled to see this as I've missed you guys so much since I gave up W1S1 to focus more on my long fiction. Actually, I miss the short story writing in general. I think I do want to resume W1/S1, but maybe the 12 or 24 a year program instead of one a week (though I did love that momentum).
So yeah. My goal is going to be write/revise/submit 1 novel this year.
And W1/S1 monthly for the short fiction, too.
Looking forward to our November kickoff! I'm going to NaNo it up this year too to try and get off to a quick start.
And for this month, I'm hoping to finish (the first set of) revisions on my current novel project and outline for the new one so I'm not wandering aimless in November...
Where you invest your love/You invest your life
I want to try the novel challenge: one written in the next six months, one submitted a year from now.
I'm new, hope I'm doing this right...
She shun's my advances
Demure as a budding lily
Finally I have her heart-
What should I do with it?
Been out of the serious writing game for awhile now but desperately need an opening to pull me back in. This could just be the opportunity.
Time to dust off the ol' Creation Brain Machine, oil up the pen and do some finger Yoga stretches between now and November 1st.
What I'm trying to say is...I'm in!
12 months. One novel. One submission. Deadline will be November 1, 2012.
If I can count the final revision, and sub of current novel, and the writing of the second in the series. Then I'm in!
The task just seemed so daunting--especially in the face of short story commitments and upcoming deadlines!
But you've inspired me to at least do something.
"Will you won't you will you won't you, will you join the dance?"
I'm in. I like a good challenge!
Ideally, before November of next year, I'd like to have two novels submitted and another written and ready for submission.
I'm wrapping up writing one, plan to finish Part 2 of another for Nano. Those will need revised. I have a feeling the third may be the sequel for one of ones I plan to sub. Depends on if the editor who asked for it likes it enough to buy it.
I am in for doing it along with NANO
As for prizes... well, howabout a free copy of Comets and Criminals issue #1 for the first 50 participants? In either Kindle, Epub, or pdf format?
Once we hit 50, everyone who wants one PM me your email addresses and which format you'd like C&C in, and i'll send a copy your way.
ETA: Or, you can PM me your email addresses and format preferences now and i'll start sending out copies of the zine once we hit 50.
Eek! I'm in.
I'm working on a rewrite of a 97k word novel, but I'm going to take a break in November to participate in NaNoWriMo. For the new NaNo novel, I've been sketching out ideas for characters, plot, etc. and I've even written a few scenes.
Here are my tentative goals - can we finalize the goals at the official start of the challenge?
Write 70k words on WIP2 for NaNo
Finish rewrite of WIP1 by March.
By end of Challenge - WIP1 is submission ready. WIP2 is at least a finished 2nd draft.
I'm nervous about this, but I think this challenge will help me finish my projects. I've been struggling to get to a final draft.
Right now I'm scrambling to finish the first draft of my WIP before Nov 1st and am outlining a new idea (WIP2) for NaNoWriMo.
I'd like to manage the following:
1) Finish WIP2 rough draft by December 2011.
2) Edit/Polish WIP1 and an older trunked novel for submission by no later than April 1, 2012.