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8 days agoThat's it! We're done! Congrats on all your hard work!
Don't forget: the TGIO party is 7 p.m., Friday, December 6.
Also? If you haven't already, please consider donating to NaNoWriMo.
Just because November is over doesn't mean your story has to be! Keep writing.
10 days agoDay 30
IT'S THE LAST DAY! Wrimos, we have made it. It's here. The last day. I have a couple thousand words to get down, so I am going to get to it here in a minute. Need help validating? Let us know in the thread below.
No matter where you are or how far you got, you took part in something incredible. And we're not quite done. We've got a write-in today at 1 p.m. at Borderlands in the Mission. And the TGIO party is 7 p.m., Friday, December 6. Hope to see you there!
12 days agoDay 28
Happy Thanksgiving Wrimos! There are no write ins scheduled for today. I hope you all find some time to sneak away from the holiday festivites and write. May you all have a wonderful time today with family and friends and may the Turkey smile upon your wordcount.
I am so grateful for you all and this monthlong celebration of creativity. Thank you so much for making this month amazing.
Enjoy the pie and happy writing!
14 days agoDay 26
Including today, we've all got five days left of this madness. Five more days to feverishly get those stories out! We believe in you! Keep writing!
Today we've got a write in at It's a Grind.
We're in the home stretch, Wrimos.
15 days agoDay 25
We've got write-ins every day this week to get you to Thanksgiving, Wrimos!:
Monday at Cafe St. Jorge and Java Beach.
Tuesday at It's a Grind.
Wednesday both online and at Church Street Cafe.
16 days agoDay 24
We've got a virtual write-in with Kayla at noon today. We've also got a write in at 2 p.m. at Arlequin Cafe with Grant Faulkner.
This is our last full weekend before NaNoWriMo is over, you guys! Make it count!
17 days agoDay 23
There's this little voice that has crept into my head the past few days. She whispers to me. "Why is anyone going to care about your story?" she asks. "Your writing's getting worse." She rolls her eyes at the last thing I typed. "Your story's not going anywhere," she says. "You'll never get published. You're really not that good."
This, my dear Wrimos, is known as my Inner Editor. And she is one of those seven words you're not supposed to say on TV. I had wrangled her into the back of my closet at the beginning of the month, but now - 35,000 words in - she has clawed her way out and back into my head. And it's time to serve her her eviction notice. Because GIRL IS BRINGING ME DOWN.
To get rid of her, I must write. And write, and write. And you should, too. We have a write-in today at Goody Cafe, and one tomorrow at Arlequin Cafe with Grant Faulkner! We also have a virtual write-in on Sunday as well. Get out there and show your Inner Editor who's boss.
18 days agoDay 22
Morning, Wrimos! It was great seeing those of you who where able to make it out to our first Drinks and Pep-Talks last night. I hope you feel sufficiently pep-talked. We will probably do another one, but it may be after November.
We've got a write-in today in the Inner Sunset, hosted by @heycheri at Tart to Tart. Hope you can make it. Week Four begins today. And thankfully, Week Four is a BIT longer than the other weeks.
Tell yourself you are a writer today. Say to yourself, "Self, I am a writer." If you are writing, then you are a writer. And if you're like me, you might need to hear that today.
19 days agoDay 21
We've got Drinks and Pep-Talks tonight at Pizza Orgasmica! Hope to see you there!
In the meantime, write like the wind, and don't forget to BACK UP YOUR WORK!
20 days agoDay Nineteen
Hey there, Wrimos! I'm still recovering from the NIGHT OF WRITING DANGEROUSLY. I need this thing called "sleep." Heard of it? Some of that would be GREAT. Perhaps in December.
But you should get some rest, because we have a virtual write-in with Kayla Wednesday evening and a write-in at Church Street Cafe.
We're also wondering who is on Twitter? We've got a sharing thread, and frankly, I'm feeling lonely in there, so go let us know what your Twitter handle is.
Last, but not least, get your word count in, because we have Drinks and Pep Talks on Thursday evening. Did you know there are PEOPLE sitting at these tables with you at write-ins? And they're fascinating. Come and get to know them.
ONWARD, Wrimos. Happy writing.
23 days agoDay Seventeen
Tonight is the Night of Writing Dangerously. Are you going? It'd be great to meet you if you are, and if you haven't received a participant sticker yet, find me and I will give you one!
Kayla is hosting a virtual write-in today, but other than that, things are pretty quiet. If you're going to be out writing today, let your fellow Wrimos know with a thread, and you may get some writing companions. You'll need someone to talk you down, tell you to write, and watch your stuff while you go to the bathroom.
ONWARD! Happy writing.
24 days agoDay Fifteen
OK, can we talk about BatKid? I mean, COME ON. It's like I've been chopping onions all day.
We are HALFWAY THERE!
Can you believe it? I'm already getting sad. Come check in and let us know how things are going. We've got a write-in on Saturday at Fort Mason. If you'd like to host another one, start a thread for it in the forum, and we'll get it on the calendar.
The Night of Writing Dangerously is on Sunday. Let us know if you're coming. And if you're an Out of Towner, welcome! Please say hello!
Happy writing! (And back up that novel!)
25 days agoDay Fourteen
Tomorrow will be the halfway point. We're halfway through the month and hopefully our novels too. But if you find yourself behind, fear not! There are more write ins on the way to help you get back on track.
Our write in for tomorrow is hosted by Uriel238 from 12:30 to four. Find all the info here and in the calendar.
Happy writing! May the gods of character development, spirits of setting, and angels of alliteration smile upon your story this night.
26 days agoDay Thirteen
Can you believe that we have all been writing for thirteen days? Thirteen?! We are almost halfway though the month and halfway through this writing extravaganza. When the going gets tough this week, remember that the tough get writing! That's how that expression goes, right? Well, it does now! You are all awesome, brave, brilliant, and awesome. (Yes, I know I said awesome twice. Because it’s true!)
We don't actually have any write ins scheduled for tomorrow. This is just your friendly reminder that your story is important and you are going to be so satisfied when the grueling work of Week Two is done and your story starts to come together in the weeks to come. You are all storytelling pros and watching your word counts soar towards 50k makes our hearts soar with them.
Write on, Wrimos!
28 days agoDay Eleven
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking it'd be easier to just let it go, to not push on, to not see this through. "How do you know this?" you say. Because it's DAY ELEVEN, that's why.
Week Two is TOUGH, you guys. The honeymoon phase has worn off, but you don't yet see the massive word counts that make you think this is possible or doable. Not even remotely. But I'm telling you - stick with it. Trust me. See it through. You are going to be fine. You are a rock star.
We've got a write-in tomorrow morning at Cafe St. Jorge, and one tomorrow evening at It's a Grind (thread forthcoming). Get out, get it on the page, get 'er done. You'l be glad you did.
29 days agoWith Week Two well underway, I hope you are all doing well and getting the words out any way you can!
We've got two Write Ins tomorrow!
Monday night write in with Kristen at Java Beach Cafe at 8pm.
Cafe Abir write in at 11:11 am hosted by khmore.
Keep up all your awesomeness, Wrimos!
30 days agoDay Ten
Today is another Regional Back Up Your Novel Day. If you haven't backed up lately, now is the day to do it. Backed up? Give it a shout out.
We're into Week Two, and Wrimos, this is the week where people drop out and decide they can't do this. Surely that's not YOU, is it? Come talk it out in our Celebrations and Commiserations thread. You need a virtual hug. C'mere.
Borderlands Cafe write-in at noon
Virtual write-in via Skype chat at noon
Happy writing, Wrimos!
about 1 month agoDay Eight...again
We've got so much happening, Wrimos!
Tomorrow, Saturday, is an all day writing marathon! Kristen will be holding a write in at Cafe Enchante that morning and Rachel will be holding one in the afternoon at Fort Mason. Nanowrimo HQ will be hosting events all day and giving out prizes!
There is also a thread where you can vent or celebrate the struggles of the dreaded Week Two. Click her to share the difficulties and triumphs you experience this week! Sharing with others will help us all make it over the hill and onto the other side where Week Three is waiting with open arms.
Keep going strong!
about 1 month agoDay Eight
Hey, Wrimos! We've got a couple of write-ins today:
Uriel238 is hosting a write-in at 1 p.m. at Tully's at Jackson and Fillmore.
Mark Sakura is hosting a write-in at 7:30 p.m. at Mojo Bicycle Cafe.
Looking ahead to the weekend, we've got a writing marathon and donation drive on Saturday. If you'd like to host a write-in, please do so in that thread, and we'll keep them together!
Stay strong, Wrimos. We're entering Week Two! Happy writing.
about 1 month agoDay Seven
We've got a lot going on today Wrimos!
There's a write-in going on RIGHT NOW at Cafe St. Jorge. Then we've got two this evening, one at Cafe Abir, and one at Church Street Cafe.
Check your NaNoMail, too. There's info from HQ about Saturday writing marathons, the Night of Writing Dangerously, and the TGIO party. We'll get info up in the forums for you ASAP. Stay tuned!
about 1 month agoDay Five
Dear, dear Wrimos,
Today is Regional Back Up Your Novel Day.
Have you backed up your novel? No? Do it now. Yes, I mean right now. GO. Do it. I'll wait.
Did you do it? No, really. Go do it. I'll be here when you finish. Even if all you do is e-mail it to yourself, please, please, PLEASE have a back-up of your work. We'll have regular Regional Back Up Your Novel Days throughout the month, so NO EXCUSES.
We've got a virtual write-in, hosted by ML Kayla, aka shecaptain, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. We've also got a write-in at Church Street Cafe from 8-11 p.m., hosted by Vrie, aka ValkyrieKS.
We're talking GENRES in the forums - come tell us what you're working on!
about 1 month agoDay Four
Hello all. I am really feeling the Mondays but I hope you have all been spared. I'll keep today's post short with just two announcements.
1) You are all awesome! Keep writing!
2) Tomorrow (Tuesday) there will be an Agent on Site write in at It's a Grind. Clickity clack for the details if you would like to attend!
There will also be one at Peet's Coffee in Stonestown from 8:00 to 10:30 for you earlybirds.
Keep on keeping on!
about 1 month agoDay Three
Well, the first weekend is under our belts now, Wrimos. Take a deep breath, because the week is before us. We've got work, school, and responsibilities like feeding ourselves and personal hygiene. All of these are things that get get in way of our word counts. I do have to recommend that you don't neglect any of them, though.
We have write-ins planned each day for you, so rest in the knowledge that you are not doing this alone. We are all here for each other. Monday's write-in is a late night one, at the end of the N-Judah line, for those brave enough to face the fog. Kristen'll be there, gettin' 'er done. Hope to see you. If you haven't given us your first sentence, we'd love to hear it here.
about 1 month agoDay two is done. Are we still all here? Word counts are looking good and the forums are booming. I hope all of you who have been attending write ins are enjoying them and we've got lots more on the way for those still looking to attend!
Tomorrow Kristen will be holding a write in from 11:30 to 1:30 at 20th Century Cafe. Find more info hereor on the calendar.
Also tomorrow, Kayla will be hosting a virtual write in via Skype! Isn't living in the furute awesome? Find details about the event here. This first one will be on the short side to work out the kinks, from 10am to 11am.
There's also a thread about the first line of your novel. Care to share? Check it out here!
about 1 month agoDay One
So? How'd it go? Did you write today? Did you make your word count? Come tell us all your success and horror stories in the Ready, Set, WRITE! thread.
We have more write-ins this weekend. Tomorrow, there's a write-in at 1 p.m. at Goody Cafe in Fort Mason, and a write-in at 2 p.m at Gaslamp Cafe in SOMA. Check the calendar and the forum for details.
about 1 month agoHappy Halloween everyone! And happy NaNoWriMo Eve! We're counting down the hours now...just a few left before it all begins! Are y'all prepared? Do you have your favorite writing implement at the ready? Got plenty of snacks stored up for the month? Have you made your writing playlist? Well, prepare yourselves as there are a mere three hours until midnight and the writing madness begins!
Don't forget to check out the calendar and the write-in forums for all details about events so you can come out and meet other wrimos!
Good luck all!
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