Thursday, November 3, 2011

NaNo Revision Mission

While many writers are click-clacking away for National Novel Writing Month, I'm spending my November in what my pal Sarvenaz Tash has dubbed NaNoRevMo: National Novel Revision Month. Joining me in this experiment courageous endeavor is fellow agency-mate Kat Brauer.

I spent January through August writing a new Young Adult novel, and then set it aside to edit BRUISED for Amulet Books. Now it's time to whip my new book into shape.

My grand plans got off to an inauspicious start when I printed the entire manuscript without setting page numbers first. Wheeeeeee!

With a full-time job, a baby on the way, and massive revisions ahead of me, I'm taking the next three weeks off from blogging. I'll still post to The Lucky 13s, though, and you can see my revision progress on Twitter. Follow me and I'll follow you back. I'm a follower.

Who else is committing to writing a novel or revising a new draft this November?

Happy writing, Happy Thanksgiving, and May the Caffeine Be With You.

See you back here December 1st!


  1. I have! I've joined a NaNoRevisions group. So far so good. Good luck this month!

  2. Hi Sarah! New baby? Congrats!! Yep, with you on the writing/revising this month. Want to finish this first draft of my WIP by next week, then revise until I get my edit notes for The Assignment. Good luck!

  3. Thanks, E.R. and Elsie.

    Looks like there are a growing number of revisers this year. Good luck to you both! I'm cheering you on!

  4. You know I just joined an email group that actually organized a NaNoRevMo! So glad we're both in this together :)

  5. Saw this on Sophia Chang's blog; came over to tell you this is a great idea!

    I don't have much of a problem writing the darn thing.. but revising is like pulling teeth.

    BAM, a challenge! NaNoRevMo! Exclamation point!

  6. Love it! Good luck with your revision. You can do it!! Now, off for some Nanoing of my own. :D

  7. Mason, thanks for commenting! I think we must be polar opposites. Maybe you can write the rough drafts, and I can revise them? :)

    Thanks, Lisa. Go forth an NaNo! Good luck!

  8. Whether revising or drafting, there's something exciting about all the keyboards clacking away in November. I love feeling the vibes of the writing community.