Fist-bumping from afar

Posted on November 19, 2012 by Lindsey Grant

Last night at our Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon in San Francisco, the NaNoWriMo staff met, toasted, and made merry with 250 novelists from around the world. We witnessed an astonishing array of fabulous noir-themed outfits, feats of novel-sprinting prowess, dangerously informative panels, raffle prizes, cupcakes, a candy buffet for the ages, and more creative mojo than you could shake a toothpick full of martini olives at.

In the wake of this brain-strainingly awesome assemblage of inspiring writers, the office is closed for the day. We are catching up on our novels, and coming down from the extreme sugar- and contact-high of the past 48 hours.

For my part, I am looking into event spaces that can accommodate 300,000 novelists and their laptops. And seeking some kind of partnership with an airline willing to donate that many round trip tickets to San Francisco. I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Fingers crossed!

Until then, I have some catching up to do on my novel!

High-fives and fist-bumps,

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