Greetings NaNoLansing Wrimos,
It’s hard to believe that we only have a week before we set sail for this crazy and exciting adventure called NaNoWriMo! Don’t know about you, but there’s a lot more preparation I’d like to complete before the 1st.
Luckily for all of us, we have 2 more prep workshops available – one in person and one online. (Details below under activities.)
If you’re like me and love to track stats and see where everyone is in their writing journey, NewMexicoKid has once again provided the NaNo Faces graph for us. If you want to participate and see where you stand amongst your fellow NaNoLansingites, please post over at our NaNo Faces Thread.
Also, if you haven’t done so, come say hi to us in the introduction thread, post questions or ask for help in this thread, share your NaNo Prep Resources here, let us know how you’re preparing for NaNo here and sign up for or refamiliarize yourself with ChatNaNo (our online chat room) here.
Additionally – Friday is your last day to RSVP for our kick off. (Your ML needs time to make all of those goodie bags and assure she has enough goodies to go around.) If you haven’t done so, RSVP here. More info on our fun kick off is here.
Onto our activities:
Tomorrow’s NaNo Prep workshop will be given by Elizabeth Heiter. She will be providing timely information about how to write efficiently and effectively, which will definitely help as we start NaNo. Elizabeth is a tremendous speaker and a prolific writer who has published numerous books in the last 4 years. She definitely knows how to use her time well and you won’t want to miss this workshop!
Time: 7-9 pm (We can stay longer to prep more if we wish)
Place: Old Chicago 1938 Grand River Avenue, Okemos, MI 48864 – Map
Come join us in a Wrimoverse online writing workshop where you will get to know your characters better, practice writing titles, and give your fingers and creativity a workout with people from all over.
Time: 2-4 pm and 7:30 – 9:30 pm. (Two options. Same workshop.)
Place: ChatNaNo #wrimoverse channel (Be sure to sign up in advance so you will have easy access without waiting.)
Our awesome kick off party!
Time: 2-5 pm
Place: The Avenue Café, 2021 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912, USA (map)
We’ll learn about our month long fun, have prizes, a potluck, games and receive a very special goodie in the goodie bag that you won’t want to miss. (But you need to RSVP by Friday to be assured of one.) And if you want to bring something to our potluck, sign up here.
Thursday Nov. 1
Our first write in will be on the first from 7 until 10 pm at Old Chicago
Saturday Nov. 3
We will all be able to Dive Into NaNo at an all day write in at the Library of Michigan.
For more information and to sign up for the potluck, check out this thread.
Time: 10 am- 4 pm
Place: Library of Michigan 702 W. Kalamazoo St. Lansing (Lake Michigan Room 4th floor) – map
That’s enough for now on the regional end. Onto Wrimoverse news. (And if you don’t know what wrimoverse is, check out this thread. There’s still time to join the fun!)
The distress call is decoded and preparations are underway. Can you believe that week 3 of the SSA has now bubbled up from the deep? It doesn’t seem quite possible, but there it is!
Those who’ve attended last weeks extra training session in the chatnano pool have been able to gather some extra points for their ships. It’s a very close call; however, a fast wave can change that all. That is why you should quickly log your points to help your shipmates out and get ahead before we set sail for November!
You can check your ships bearing on the ship cup page.
Have any of your fellow cadets or cadets from other ships been super helpful to you? Did someone save you from drowning in prep, explain how to stay afloat really well or give you some pretty seashells? Then give them a Kudos! Just fill out the form and it will appear on the Shout Out page. You can do this at any time to point out an awesome shipmate or fellow cadet.
Those who would like to stretch their muscles and do some laps in the chatnano writing pool can join us on Oct 26, for a pre-academy training session. (inflatable scribbling aids not included)
10/26/2018 2 pm and 7.30PM at www.chatnano.net #wrimoverse
A week later there will be THE Launch Party!
Wednesday, October 30 from 10am- 1am, do join us in the chatroom for our kick off event that spans all the wrimoverse timezones.
That is all for now, Cadets.
Contemplative Cat aka Annette
Your regional Academy representative & NaNoLansing ML