Congratulations on finishing another wonderful NaNoWriMo Season!
This has been an eventful and magical year!
You might be like Annette and catching up on all of the things that you weren’t able to get to during NaNo. You might be like me and feeling paralyzed with indecision about which video game to start from the approximately one billion that released while you were typing away. 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!
Please help us make 2017 even better for our region by taking the time to complete this survey. Your information really will help 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!
If you would be interested in continuing your writing activities with our lovely group, then we especially recommend that you answer our Post-NaNo survey (link above), as there is a section where you indicate your preferred days of the week, etc.
We will have information and discussions about our 2017 activities in this thread.
Communication Through the Year
We will send out regional emails to people with the information on the monthly write ins. (If you haven’t signed up for these and want to stay in the loop, you can do it by going to: My NaNoWriMo -> Account Settings)
Regional Forum Posts
We will continue to post pertinent info on the regional forums, so check back every now and again for that!
NaNoLansing Year-round Newsletter
We will also have a periodic newsletter for sending out other information, such as writing workshops, interesting blog posts or articles, and other news or resources. If you filled out then Post-NaNo Survey, then hopefully you filled out that portion and we have your email address.
If you did not fill it out, or skipped that section, and you would like to receive the newsletter (we wont spam you, so don’t worry about that), then please either NaNomail either one of us (Contemplative Cat or YuOfOwari22), or send us an email to NaNoLansing@gmail.com with your NaNo username and the email that you’d like to receive the newsletter.
301 members opened up a novel
79 never wrote a word
222 people wrote at least one word
5271592 words were written
Average number of words 23746
7 people wrote over 75k words
29% of people who wrote at least 1 word won
We’d also like to note that as a group we donated a record $1,435! Way to go everyone! This includes all the various change and sundry that were fed to the TARDIS, so every penny really does count!
Great job all around everyone!
Project for Awesome
One last thing – Although the video-making portion is over, if you 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. They will be updating the thread with voting information next week.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season everyone and we hope to see a lot of you in the New Year!
~Courtney aka YuOfOwari22
along with 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.