NaNo Starts Soon!!!!

NaNo Starts Soon!!!!

Hey everyone,

The clock is ticking and soon it will be time to set sail for NaNoWriMo!  Whee…..

In just a few hours we will be hoisting our anchors and letting our imaginations start to flow. Perhaps you’ve plotted out your course and know exactly where you’re headed, or maybe you will be letting the winds take you where they will. Either way, this month is going to be great fun.

We’re going to be afloat in a sea of words – 50000 of them if you are going for the typical goal. That may sound like a lot, but it’s really only 1667 words a day and we’ve had people who wrote that in just two word sprints. But if your words are pouring out, don’t stop with just that. Keep writing and build a nice reservoir of words for later when you might be too busy to write or you just need a break.

We’ll have write ins to help keep you buoyed up throughout the month and these are not only fun, but we also get a lot of words written. How about that for a winning proposition?

What can you do right now? Declare your novel. Don’t wait because you won’t be able to update your word counts until then. Also, Come Introduce Yourself here. Join in the fun of tracking your word counts with others and post something in our FACES thread. Let us know what you can bring for the potluck at our Saturday all day Write In – and plan on doubling your word count that day, because it’s double up donation day (and word count day).

Write ins for this week are:

Tonight Wed. 10-31 to Nov 1st, 11:30 pm to 1 or 2 am
Midnight Write In with Hilary-Noelle
IHOP – 2771 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 (map)

Thursday Nov. 1, 7 pm to 10 pm
Get a Jump Start on Your NaNoWriMo Write In
Old Chicago – 1938 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864, USA (map)

Saturday Nov. 3rd, 10 am to 4 pm
Dive Into Your Novel Write In
Library of Michigan, 4th floor (Lake Michigan Room) 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915, USA (map)

Sunday Nov. 4th – Noon to 4 pm
Come Write In at the Howell Public Library
Howell Carnegie District Library, 314 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843, USA (map)

Monday Nov. 5th, 10 am to 1 pm
Come Write In at the E.L Public Library
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA (map)

Monday Nov. 5th, 5 to 8 pm
Come Write with Alexandria Sure
Panera Bread, 5212 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917, USA (map)

Tuesday Nov 6th, 10 pm to 1 am
Night Owl Write In with Hilary-Noelle
IHOP – 2771 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 (map)

And for those who are doing Wrimoverse
There will be a kick off party Nov. 1st that spans all timezones in Chat NaNo. #wrimoverse
Information on Chat NaNo here.

Until next time,
Annette aka Contemplative Cat – Your NaNoLansing ML

And for twice your pleasure – Here is your Wrimoverse Communiqué!

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Hello Cadets!

Today we are counting down till the launch into the waters off the Wrimoverse and your novel.  The entire Wrimoverse academy staff is counting down the seconds so we can tell you: “Welcome to another great NaNoWriMo!”

For those returning, there’s a whole new crazy adventure waiting, and we commend you for daring to dive into the depths of novel-writing yet again. For all the new writers, you’re going to love it. It’s whimsical and fun and true, sometimes you may feel like you’re drowning, but as Dory said in “Finding Nemo” Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, and eventually you’ll get there! And the best thing? You’ll meet lots of like-minded and nutty people along the way.

If you aren’t sure how to go about this, just take it easy. Let yourself be carried on the waves of your creative mind and write where it takes you.

If it takes you in the direction of our deep-sea adventure, there will be plenty of things you can join in on, badges to claim, goals to achieve and words to be written.  But before all that, we will have one kicking party. On Thursday, November 1st join us in the chatroom for our kickoff event that will span all the Wrimoverse time zones.

The first weekend will be coming up swiftly, and this is your best chance to get ahead a little while you can, while the excitement of those first few days is still strong.  Use the opportunity and write like a fish in the water. No matter how you write, write! And go get those words! All of them!

In Wrimoverse news, the story has been updated again! Check the website to follow along on our adventures. (It updates Wednesdays and Sundays.) If you haven’t yet taken it, the S.T.A.R.S. is still accepting student applications. If you’ve already filled out the form, students are sorted and added to their respective ships on Tuesdays.

If you need some word wars or just some company, the #Wrimoverse chat is open 24/7. Every week we have a Wrimoverse Wednesday Write-In, so be sure to come check it out and on November 1st we have the Launch Off party, the Wrimoverse KO where together we’ll dive into the month of November.

That is all for now, Cadets.
Plot well and we’ll see you next week!

Contemplative Cat
Your Regional Academy Representative

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