2015 Wrap Up

2015 Wrap Up

Congratulations on finishing another wonderful NaNoWriMo Season!

This has been a successful and eventful year! For one thing, after 9 years this was the last year that Alaina (A_Rachelle) served as a NaNoLansing Municipal Liaison. We’ll miss you Alaina!

You might be like me and catching up on all of the things that you weren’t able to get to during NaNo. You might be glad it’s all over, or missing it already. Whatever you are experiencing, you can be proud of yourself for all that you accomplished.

Survey
Please help me make 2016 even better for our region by taking the time to complete this survey. Your information really will help me in planning next year. Thank you!

NaNoLansing Through The Year
If you don’t want to see the fun end, I’ve got good news for you! We will be having monthly write ins starting in January!
We have an information and discussion thread located here.

Write Ins Scheduled To Date:

  • January
    • If someone else wants to host 1-14, we can have it on that date.
    • If you’d like me there then 1-7-16 at the EL Pie Company 7-9:30 pm, works for me.
    • Discuss and Vote at the Writing Through 2016 Thread.
  • February
    • 2-10-16 EL Pie Company (Orchard Rm) 7-9:30 pm.

Year Round Communication

  • NaNoWriMo Regional Forums
    • I will continue to post threads and information over on our regional forum as things develop so be sure to check in there periodically. This will be my first spot for communication.
  • Regional Emails
    • I’ll be sending out periodic regional emails with information on write ins and other events.
  • NaNoLansing Year Round News(letter)
    • If you would like to receive periodic newsletters with information about upcoming events and other little tidbits, please sign up for our NaNoLansing Year Round News(letter)
    • If you’ve already signed up, please do so again as I am creating a new list. Thank you!
  • Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)
    • I’m not a big Facebook or Twitter person, so please don’t rely upon these mediums for your primary communication.
    • IF a write in or event needs to change unexpectedly on short notice, I WILL post on FB and Twitter if at all possible.
    • If something big comes up, I *might* post it on these mediums, but again, you are better served by keeping your eyes on the other methods first.

2015 Stats:

87 people wrote over 50K words
84 people validated their novels and officially won!
274 people wrote at least one word.
338 people created a novel
6,945,673 words were written
20,549 was the average wordcount
185 guilt monkeys were passed around.
$1115.00 has been donated to date. Thank you all!

Project for Awesome
One last thing – If you like doing videos and would like to help NaNoWriMo raise more funds, please consider participating in Project for Awesome.  NaNo has been able to receive donations from this for several years running.  For more information, please visit this thread.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season everyone and I hope to see a lot of you in the New Year!
~Annette aka Contemplative Cat
Your NaNoLansing Municipal Liaison (ML) aka your event coordinator, purveyor of fun, answerer of questions and sender of periodic regional messages to keep you in the loop.

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