Day Thirty-Five, and a String of Happy Coincidences

Posted Feb 13 2011, 3:00 am

So, I went to my local RWA Chapter Meeting yesterday morning, and it just happened to feature NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty (whose last name, I discovered, is pronounced like mine!), who was teaming up with the wonderful Rachael Herron (with whom I share an awesome agent!) for a terrific talk about the process of revision (which…well, *LORD KNOWS* that was exactly the topic I most needed to hear about).

And now for the coincidences other people might actually care about: Chris and Rachael talked up NaNoEdMo, National Novel Editing Month, which takes place in March….which means it picks up *THE DAY AFTER* the Winter Writing Festival extinguishes its torch! It’s like it was designed for WWF Participants who want to keep the momentum rolling! PLUS, the rules involve devoting 50 hours that month to revision–an excellent number our Festival Participants are already happily familiar with, and well able to handle! (Hmm…anybody else feel like the forces of the universe are aligning here??)

And then the nicest coincidence of all: I happened to sit down next to a woman who was visiting from another chapter, and after we chatted for a few moments, we realized  we did actually know each other–via the Winter Writing Festival! She’s participant Lisa Sorenson…who just happened to be one of the swag winners I’d emailed early that morning!  Lovely to meet you in person, Lisa!

Y’all should go check out NaNoEdMo. I’m off to buy a lottery ticket! *g*



9 responses to “Day Thirty-Five, and a String of Happy Coincidences”

  1. Katrina says:

    Wow, what a cool bunch of coincidences! And NaNoEdMo is perfect for me, since I have a manuscript I need to revisit. Thanks for letting us know!

  2. Cool, Elisa. Sometimes the stars actually align!

  3. Emily Allen says:

    Elisa that’s so great. I think the Gods where alined for you.


  4. Rita Henuber says:

    next step is to buy a lotto ticket

  5. michal scott says:

    just meeting my gosls every day is my winning ticket. : )

  6. Elisa Beatty says:

    Lisa Sorenson: If you happen to see this, I’m checking to be sure the message about you being a winner of the Swag drawing made it through to you!

  7. Switched back to my main WIP today. Decided to tackle my opener to make it more coherent. 803 words. And the heroine gave me a great line for the theme of, if not the whole chapter, the scene.

    Going to bed now with fingers crossed that I’ll wake up for the 11 a.m. sprints.

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