This is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I mean, I really do want to have an exchange going here. I think the NaNo experience has been moving in the wrong direction in that National Novel Editing Month was cancelled, and they have now launched ScriptFrenzy. The only good I see coming out of ScriptFrenzy is the wider circulation of proper script format.
Well, if anyone is interested, my program is to: 1. Do some work on this puppy (my 2004 novel) everyday. 2. Finish the manuscript 3. Prepare a query 4. Get some crits on the query material 5. Shop it to some agents
Anyone else who is interested in also doing this feel free to reply here or email me.
well I am looking for a group with those same types of goals in mind, I think.
My addition to your goals would be to have weekly or even bi-weekly crits of a portion of the material we write. Nothing too strenuous on us, nothing so large as to take away from our time writing our own material. But I just am a newish writer. I've been writing for ten years or so, but not seriously, not with any intention of getting published. Now I am... I want to know if what Im writing has any chance of that. And if not, why not. Let me know if this is an addition you would be okay with?
Im writing a novel. Ive been working on it, mileu, and backstory, for a long time. I decided it was time to just write it. Now I just want to make sure I am writing it in a way that is good enough to be published. I don't need a lot of crit work, I don't think, but I would like to have a little. I work on it almost everyday... but I don't turn out material very fast.
BTW I have no idea what NaNo is. Excuse me for my ignorance, I was just curious as to what the heck it is.
As a Nano survivor and winner last year this type of group is exactly what I was looking for when I signed up here. The Cleveland group pretty much dissolves till next October so having more frequent contact with others working on their novels will help motivate me a lot. I need to get cracking on my mess so I have some work to share.