What to do the rest of the year?
- 1 Local writing groups
- 2 Related Writing Events
- 2.1 Pledge to Publish
- 2.2 National Novel Finishing Month (NaNoFiMo) in December
- 2.3 January Novel Writing Month (JanNoWriMo)
- 2.4 National Novel Editing Month (NaNoEdMo) in March
- 2.5 Script Frenzy in June
- 2.6 July Novel Writing Month (JulNoWriMo)
- 2.7 National Novel Publishing Year (NaNoPubYe)
- 2.8 National Novel Writing Year (NaNoWriYe)
- 2.9 NaNoWorld
Local writing groups
The Journey is our Naperville region's writing group. We organize social events for the writers, have regular online (jabber) chats, do some critiquing and at least one major writing project (e.g., a short story anthology like Infinite Monkeys (2009)).
Related Writing Events
Pledge to Publish
- Now you have a written novel... What do you do to get it published? Pledge to Publish is a local writing group that helps writers commit to and complete every step in the pre-publishing process.
- See http://pledging.teiru.net for the Pledge text. Contact NewMexicoKid for more information.
National Novel Finishing Month (NaNoFiMo) in December
- Write 30,000 new words and reach The End.
January Novel Writing Month (JanNoWriMo)
- Write a 50,000 word novel. May not be active anymore.
National Novel Editing Month (NaNoEdMo) in March
- Commit to 50 hours of novel editing.
Script Frenzy in June
- Write a 20,000 word script; can be done with a partner. Managed by the Office of Letters and Light, the same people who manage NaNoWriMo.
July Novel Writing Month (JulNoWriMo)
- Write 50,000 words for a new or unfinished manuscript.
National Novel Publishing Year (NaNoPubYe)
- Step-by-step publishing support.
National Novel Writing Year (NaNoWriYe)
- Pursue a word-count goal for all of 2008.
- Year round writing or editing with online forums for support
The rules are simple: 1) You can either Edit for a month, or Write for a month. --> Writing can be a new project or completing an existing one. --> Editing goals are number of pages to edit OR number of hours to spend editing. --> Rewriting can be done under editing or writing.
- http://nanoworld.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi (run by Kyteroo)