Tag Archives: 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, everyone. As January and 2011 speed towards us on wings of fury, this is the perfect time for some reflection on where we are in our writing Journey. Katherine is hosting one more write-in at Caribou Coffee this year (Thursday, 9:30 am). Our first meeting for the Journey is coming up January 8th; […]

Pictures from our TGIO

And so another National Novel Writing Month comes to a close. We had a great Thank-Goodness-It’s-Over (TGIO) pot-luck lunch party, courtesy of co-ML Katherine (KatherineWriting) who organized the event and came up with the brilliant and fun ice breaker: speed noveling. Final stats for our region: Number of affiliated people = 1193 Number of active […]

Thank Goodness It’s Over

Just a really quick post. Tomorrow is our TGIO pot-luck lunch party; we currently have 49 people estimated to attend. I’m preparing a few raffle prizes tonight:

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 […]