Monthly Archives: November 2010

Final two days

The Final Two Days We have just two days of writing left! Check the events list, join a write-in but write! Don’t give up. I’ve seen people pull out a win in the final seconds after 11:59 PM on November 30th. I’ve seen people write their way back from the brink. Even if you have […]

A batch of plot bunnies for the final write-in

This Sunday (November 28th) is the final write-in of this 2010 NaNoWriMo. It will be in the Children’s Department (lower level) of the Nichols Library in downtown Naperville from 1-4:30 pm (Sunday). Come out and write a bunch! As a special treat, I’ve made some really good plot bunnies to give out as word war […]

Every ten thousand words — important milestones

NaNoWriMo is all about the word count. It provides motivation in various ways (through personal competition with writing buddies, through inter-regional word wars, through timed word war sprints, and through pep talks), all of it intended to help writers break through the mental barriers to achieve their writing goals. Does it mean to give up […]

Caribou Coffee Saturday, Nov 20

As many of you know, there are write-ins on Saturdays at Caribou Coffee. Due to an unavoidable engagement, Katherine won’t be able to host this weekend; however, since I am a bit behind in my writing but starting my week-long vacation, I will try to fill in for her and will be there from 9:30-11:30 […]

Entering the final third

Today is the 19th; the day after tomorrow is the start of the final third of National Novel Writing Month–the final ten days. How is your novel going? Have you made it over the hump? I sit somewhere above 30k words and have yet to hit act II… Worse, new responsibilities at work have left […]

Halfway there…

At the end of today, November 15th, half of this precious month will be in the history books. I hope that it has been a memorable fifteen days, filled with productive writing sessions, fun write-ins and many new friends. Oh, and I hope that the end of the day finds you with at least 25,000 […]

Sunday write-ins at the Naperville Public Library

Just wanted to give some additional details about the upcoming Sunday write-ins at the Naperville Public Library since there are two locations we are using this fall: Sunday 11/14: Nichols Library, down in the community room (lower level), 1-4:30 pm Sunday, 11/21: 95th Street Library, room A, 1-4:30 pm Sunday, 11/28: Nichols Library, down in […]