…And We’re Live!

19 Oct

There are 12 days and counting until National Novel Writing Month begins.  The countdown to the big day is sometimes filled with anxiety and worry, but as you may have guessed, we believe in “Fun Not Fear.” Sure, the thought of writing 50k in 30 days in daunting, but we’ve learned that the best writing happens when we’re enjoying ourselves and surrounded by people who are there to support and encourage us.  Between now and November 30th, we’re building a space where WriMos can find that support and encouragement.  Through weekly check-ins (posted every Friday), you’ll have the chance to pop in and chat about your successes and challenges, and to connect with others who have decided to take the NaNo challenge.

So go ahead — grab a drink (there’s a full bar just over to the side there), gather ‘round, and introduce yourselves. Is this your first time tackling NaNo? Any ideas for what you’ll work on next month? Any tips you’d like to share about plotting, planning, or other NaNo prep you’re currently doing?

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13 Responses to “…And We’re Live!”

  1. Dawn Luellan (@DawnLuellan) October 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    *waves* Hello, all!

    Came across a link Em posted for this group on someone else’s blog and thought I would pop in and join you.

    I look forward to sharing the writing madness with you all!

    • Lena Corazon October 20, 2011 at 4:07 am #

      So happy that you’re here, Dawn! Looking forward to braving the craziness of NaNo with you. 😀

  2. Robin McCormack October 20, 2011 at 4:02 am #

    Awesome site. I dipping my toes in the nano waters again this year and look forward to the fun. I’m currently brainstorming and plotting.

    • Lena Corazon October 20, 2011 at 4:11 am #

      Robin, I’m so glad that you decided to do NaNo this year! I’m trying to do a bit of plotting and world-building simultaneously (I don’t know why I decided that working on a fantasy novel would be a good idea for NaNo, lol), but I’m hoping things come together by November 1st.

  3. Em October 20, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Good to have you Dawn and Robin! Let the fun begin!

  4. Michelle Stockard Miller October 20, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    This is an awesome idea! This is actually my third attempt at NaNo and I’m determined to stick with it this time and actually finish (or win, so they say). I’m currently planning and researching and I will be ready to go on November 1st! The extra support is going to really help, I think. 🙂

    • Lena Corazon October 23, 2011 at 3:21 am #

      Excellent! It’s great to see you here, Michelle!

  5. JenniferB October 21, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    What a great idea! Fun, not fear – then what’s that weird rolling thing my stomach’s doing?

    • Lena Corazon October 23, 2011 at 3:22 am #

      Just butterflies of anticipation! 😉 Glad to have you aboard, Jennifer!

  6. Juliana Haygert October 26, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Wow, just found out this group through Em’s ROW80 check-in … how come I haven’t seen it before? *shrugs*
    Anyway, I’m here now and just added my NaNo profile to the list!
    Yay! Let’s have fun =)

    • Em October 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

      Glad you found us Juliana!

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