Monday, March 17, 2008

Now the hard work begins...



It's time. I can put it off no longer. The Wombat must be edited!

You may remember that I completed my NaNoWriMo novel, The Mystical Wombat's Guide to Life , last November and now, after a couple of months' rest, I have to begin the daunting task of editing it!

I printed it out last night (all 193 pages, much to my poor printer's chagrin) and tonight the task begins. I have my crack proofreading team - Mum, the lovely Bob and best mate Helen - all lined up, prepped and ready. So, one chapter at a time, here I go!

It's scary and it's going to be a lot of hard work, but it's going to be worth it. And, it might just change my life!

Bearing in mind that I will, once again, be entering the organised chaos that is novel writing, any messages of hope, inspiration or offers of chocolate will be gratefully received! The plan is to podcast the chapters as I go, so watch out for news on that very soon.

So... takes large breath, rolls up sleeves and adopts stern, determined expression here goes...

2 comments:

Steve S said...

I feel your pain, Miranda :)
I've been editing my novel since...ooo...1825 :D
Best of luck to you :)

Lydia said...

You can do it! I'm not even done with my '07 NaNo yet, so I'm trying not to get into the editing frame of mind.

May I suggest a program if you don't already have it? You can use yWriter. (http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter4.html)

It's very nice for dividing your novel up into bite-sized scenes, so you can take it a bit at a time.

Good luck!

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