I’m excited to be back writing about our favorite literary event NaNoWriMo.
Are you are new to this fabulous event, and wondering what this NaNoWriMo thing is all about?
During the month of November we gather to dash off fifty-thousand words in thirty days. We do it with each other, but sometimes alone, in coffeeshops, and libraries, and sometimes in the privacy of our own homes.
And what do we get beside a manuscript heavily in need of editing? If you finish before midnight of the last night, we verify our word count, then are showered with accolades and the virtual confetti of those crazy staff members at NaNoWriMo. Totally worth all the sweat and tears it takes to get there.
If you are new to this fabulous event, National Novel Writing Month it is run by a nonprofit entity that supports literacy through their creative writing programs. They run a world-wide literacy event every November, the afore mentioned, NaNoWriMo. They also have a similar event in July, Camp NaNoWriMo, and a NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program.
As for us, we are the WriNoShores (Writers of the North Shore) a group brought together originally for NaNoWriMo who stuck around to write all year since 2011 (okay, the first year it was just Sara and I).
We, my husband Paul, and I started providing official Wrino-swag in 2012, then had a contest to name our mascot in 2013, that’s George, and his gull pal Pete. We redesign our swag every year based on whatever, or whoever George feels like being that year.
If you haven’t already, sign up on the NaNoWriMo site and join our region, Massachusetts: North Shore. Our wonderful ML (Municipal Liaison) Julia, will be posting the schedule of Write-Ins, the Kick-Off Party, All-Night, All-Write, and the TGIO and Reading Party as they are confirmed.
All information about our local Write-Ins is always on the NaNoWriMo regional page. You won’t miss anything pertinent on FB. It typically is where we hold impromptu write-ins when we can’t attend one in person. You’ll also find information in our forum about the parties, a welcome thread for newbies, an introduction thread, and one for those looking to hold a write-ins not already on the schedule.
If anyone has questions feel free to ask me here, on the FB site, or through the official NaNoWriMo nano mail. I’m always me…Lynne Favreau/lfavreau. You can also reach out to our ML, Julia, through the NaNos site, in the forums or through nano mail.
Well, that just the warm up. In my next post I will address how and where to begin. If you can’t wait, try looking up posts from last year’s NaNoWriMo 2018.