Novel editors, start your red pens!
National Novel Editing Month starts today, and participants can look forward to a new website for the new year.
Inspired by National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where authors are tasked to pen 50,000 words in the month of November, National Novel Editing Month (NaNoEdMo) picks up where the other popular site left off.
Authors must log at least 50 hours of editing time in the month of March, and NaNoEdMo’s crisp, clean new website provides a new portal for authors to meet and cheer one another on.
With renewed forums, the integrated social media aspect of Twitter, and a series of helpful articles for editors-in-the-making, like-minded writers can gather, socialize, collaborate and commiserate over the task of making their work-in-progress into a more polished manuscript.
Since writing is such a solitary task, both NaNoWriMo and NaNoEdMo gives writers the opportunity to be part of a community instead of feeling like they are working alone.
The activity feeds, personal profiles, and How-To posts on the new NaNoEdMo site will help to provide authors with that extra kick of motivation from their fellow participants.
To find out more about National Novel Editing Month, visit their website or check out their Twitter feed. It’s free to sign up and a great way to find other writers to share in the various joys, frustrations and fun of editing a novel.