Day Thirty-Five, and a String of Happy Coincidences
Posted by Elisa Beatty 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*