Monday, November 5, 2012

NaNo, Revisions, and Betas, Oh My!

This weekend was full of writing delights, and revision plights. Okay, so I'm done with revisions (for now) but I wanted to rhyme...it's what the cool kids do. I got just over 7,500 words down since Nov. 1st began...not too shabby. I would have more, but I took yesterday off and watched the first season of Homeland after my hubby begged me to (it's one of his favorite shows). So far I'm really enjoying it, but it kind of also freaks me out because of the terrorist aspect...stuff like that hits a little too close to home.

I sent the newest and most polished (not saying I didn't miss a grammatical error here or there) version of Fire and Ice to my CP. I'll be waiting anxiously to see what she thinks (*fingers crossed she doesn't hate it*). But I need more eyes, so I was hoping a few of you might want to Beta for me? Pretty Please? If not, that's totally cool, but if you can, please leave a comment or e-mail me at prernapickett at yahoo dot com. I'm willing to read something of yours in return, if you so choose to volunteer.

Okay, back to NaNo. I'm discovering all sorts of fun things about my NaNo project. I had a somewhat clear idea of what I wanted to do with the plot (I had a beginning and end, that is the extent of my drafting), but other things have popped up that are making it much more interesting than my original plan...isn't that fun? Right now I'm gorging on the words like a starving model at an all you can eat buffet, but I'm not expecting this to last (but wouldn't it be great if it did?). Until then, I'll be happily typing and focusing all of my energy on getting to that 50,000.

Time for me to get off the interwebz and get to writing. Hope all you NaNoers out there are doing great, I'm cheering you on. And don't forget to let me know if you're interested in Beta-ing.

22 comments:

  1. I'm afraid that to offer you my beta reading services would be to doom you to the disappointment and frustration of the never-returned manuscript. I just don't have the time right now. :/ But good luck finding people!!! A couple good pairs of fresh eyes are SO valuable...

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    1. Thanks anyway, Susan! I definitely need them

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  2. I'm so proud of you! Way to pump out the words! And keep the momentum going... roll with it! And there are tons of people in blogosphere who are looking for CP's I'm sure! I know the FFF girls do a CP beta mixer like... once a week?

    You must keep us posted with your progress. Stoked for you! <3

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    1. thanks for the tip, Morgan. I'll have to check that out.

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  3. You're off to a great start with NaNo. Good job and way to go:)

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  4. Wish I could, but it's a busy, crazy month. I saw some people looking for crit partners on Deescribe Writing blog: http://deescribewriting.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/find-a-crit-buddy-or-writers-group.

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    1. yup, I realized after i posted that it's kind of a crazy month...thanks for the link!

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  5. Way to go on NaNo, you're doing great! I usually love to beta read but this month I'm doing NaNo AND revisions for my editor. It's going to be crazy. If you're still looking for a reader in December, I might be available.

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  6. Don't be ashamed of 7,500 word, that's fantastic! Here's hoping the muses bless you and you finish on time!

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  7. Not too shabby is right! Wow. Way to go.

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  8. Great start at NaNo. It's 7500 words you didn't have before. I'm not quite ready to commit to beta right now. I have a least a month or more of my own edits. I'm doing NaNoRevMo to revise the second book in my series:)

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    1. good luck with all your work...it's a crazy month for lots of people.

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  9. Great going on the 7500 already! And I'd love to beta, but it would be impossible finding the time right now - someday soon, though?

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  10. Homeland! Oh my goodness, I'm so in love with that show! I'm trying not to watch the second season until it's all completed so that I don't have to deal with any cliffhangers. :) Congrats on the writing progress!

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    1. Yeah, I finished the first season and then watched SNL where they did that Mayor Bloomberg skit about the white people not being able to live without their Homeland and laughed pretty hard. Addicting show!

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  11. Dudette! I'd LOVE to Beta for you! That's like my calling in life, apparently. Feel free to email me at desimcg@hotmail.com to talk more about it. Your NaNo word count is looking better than mine. I'm trying and failing to make words happen. It's time for Write Or Die.

    Lots of love, Prerna,
    Deserae

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    1. Deserae! Thanks so much! I'll e-mail you with more info. Keep going with your NaNo project, even when you hit a snag and can't think of anything just type a bunch of gibberish until you have a break through. You can do it!

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