Sunday, November 02, 2008

The purpose of this blog

Eddie is writing a novel, for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). As she progresses you can watch her progress on the NaNoWriMo website - and then read what she writes here.

The purpose of NaNoWriMo is to get writers writing without thinking about the editing process - that pesky little voice that keeps telling us to change what we've done and keeps us from moving forward. As such, Eddie is NOT going to be editing anything in what she's done.

Some rules for commenting on the novel.

  • 1 - all comments are moderated by Chip, so don't expect direct replies from Eddie

    She has enough to do in just getting the 50,000 words done.

  • 2 - since she is NOT going to be editing, any editing comments will NOT be

    passed on to Eddie until December.

  • 3 - positive comments and encouragement WILL be sent to Eddie so cheer lots!

  • 4 - negative comments without constructive criticism won't be published

You are welcome to make editing comments. Just be aware that those will not get posted until December 1st so as to not get in the way of the writing. Definitely make suggestions as to where the story can go; these kind of suggestions can easily be incorporated into future sections and help the process.

Thanks for your support

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