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8 months ago
This is December, true.
This is a time of celebration and cheer and prepping for the short winter days.
It's also a time to keep writing, keep editing, keep polishing your novels into a finished work.
And we're going to be here to help you through that. :)
8 months ago
Today is the end of NaNoWriMo
BUT IT IS NOT THE END OF YOUR NOVEL
You have the foundation of a great work in your hands now.
You can keep going.
There are writers groups all over Polk County and in Lakeland where you can share your efforts and get feedback.
Check the forums threads below. I'll have one listing the writers groups I know and you can start following up with them.
GOOD LUCK! Keep an eye out for our Thank God Its Over Party
8 months ago
Today is the last day!
PLEASE check in with us on the Winners thread below if you've reached the 50,000 word mark!
GOOD LUCK!
8 months ago
We are over 1 million words as a region! Thank you everyone! Keep up the writing!
8 months ago
Write in for Saturday the 26th has changed from the library to Panera in Winter Haven! It's not far, so if you planned to go to the library, just head straight to Panera! :D See you all there.
8 months ago
As a group, we are inching closer and closer to 1 MILLION total words! You are all doing excellent keeping up with your efforts!
8 months ago
I tried one more time for a Write-In on a Sunday at the Lakeland Books-A-Million, this time earlier at 4 PM, and... well. I guess Sunday's not a good day with perhaps other things happening in the real world.
That's perfectly okay. Sundays tend to be a day of faith and family (and/or laundry), so this wasn't a priority to keep up. I'll cancel out the other Sunday Write-Ins I've got on the calendar.
That said, PLEASE keep an eye out for the Write-Ins we've got this week! Bartow Library's on Tuesday from 5 pm to 8 pm, the Lakeland Writers group @ the Sunshine Bank on S. Florida Ave in South Lakeland on Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Thursday @ Winter Haven Public Library from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturday @ Haines City Public Library from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
GOOD LUCK.
9 months ago
Just a reminder, always look for the #LakelandNaNo hashtag on Twitter if you're reading that during the word sprints!
9 months ago
And we're off!

As I write this, I see we've got 5000 words already before noon by some of you, don't forget to clock in with your daily word counts as you write.
9 months ago
Just a reminder, now is a good time to refresh your notes, make sure you've got a solid outline and character chart, and enough snacks to last the winter.
9 months ago
EIGHT, yes EIGHT days left until NaNo begins! Are you ready? Have you checked the calendar for write-ins? Don't forget all of the awesome links we have for you. Also, check out the Facebook group. It's a great way to keep in contact with fellow wrimos during and after NaNo. We look forward to seeing all of you at some or all of these write-ins!
10 months ago
About 46 more days until the start of NaNoWriMo! Who is starting to get themselves ready? I've already started calling places to set up write ins. :D Check out Facebook and look for Lakeland Area NaNo Group. I know people don't check here as often.
11 months ago
2 and a half months until NaNo! Yes, I know it's early, but it's better to be early than late. I am hoping to get a jump start on setting up write-in, a kick off party, and a TGIO party. Suggestion are greatly appreciated and I'll have a thread for that below. Until then, I hope writing is going well, and I hope you are preparing for NaNo 2016!
over 1 year ago
HAPPY NEW YEAR to the Lakeland / Polk County Region!

I hope everyone's writing projects go well this coming year 2016, and I hope to see some of you at the April or July Camp NaNos, and next year's November Write-Ins!
over 1 year ago
Big thanks to all our Lakeland writers!
We finished with 1,579,190 words!
With a 20,246 word average!
We garnered $8.50 in change at our write-ins for donations, and $115.00 (so far) online donations!
And a bit THANKS to the 20 winners we have in our Region!
over 1 year ago
Reminder: on Twitter use #LakelandNaNo to help us see you and how you're doing.
Tweet me at @PaulWartenberg or Amanda at @arsamandica to let us know directly.
over 1 year ago
Lakelanders! If you look in the Links section, you will see a new link for a website called morguefile. This is a website with free stock images. Images can be used for book covers!
over 1 year ago
The MLs just want to wish everyone a HAPPY PAGAN TURKEY SACRIFICE DAY!

P.S. (keep writing under the table while nobody's looking)
over 1 year ago
Good evening Lakeland region! Tonight is our Virtual Write-In from 7pm to 10pm! We'll be communicating on Twitter using the hashtag #LakelandNaNo! This Write-In will be hosted by Paul (@PaulWartenberg) and myself (@arsamandica)! Hope to see you there!
over 1 year ago
Our region can break 1 MILLION WORDS together tomorrow Thurs. Nov. 19th! I know we can do this!
over 1 year ago
Just a reminder, there are Links on this page to certain resources that can help you during your NaNo writing!
The Links box is on the right-hand column next to the Calendar.
over 1 year ago
As arsamandica reminded us, there's two Write-Ins this Saturday, one at the Just Dance academy in downtown Lakeland at 1 pm, and then a write-in at the Books-A-Million at the Lakeside Village mall at 7 pm. If we get enough attendees for the Books-A-Million, we will hold a door prize giveaway to one lucky NaNo writer.
We hope to see you at either/both gatherings!
over 1 year ago
Please look to the calendar to see when the Write-Ins are scheduled and where they're being held. There are so many across Polk County and Lakeland for the next four weeks!
over 1 year ago
Florida: Lakeland Region writers! The NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party will take place from 5pm-8pm at Panera Bread located in the Shoppes of Lakeland! Hope to see you there!

4159 US HWY 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809

You can find your MLs by signage at the tables, and I will be the one with the Thor bobble-head!

-arsamandica
over 1 year ago
To the Lakeland and Polk County writers, Winter Haven will host a webinar session on Nov. 4th to promote NaNo and writing. It's on the calendar and a message posted on the forum, but I want to emphasize that the webinar has a registration to attend at https://sites.google.com/site/whplseedlab/schedule/calendar so please follow up on that. Thanks!
Get Ready! The start is days away!
over 1 year ago
Tomorrow - October 28 - there is a NaNo Prep session online for people getting ready to work their novels to success. Visit http://nanowrimo.org/nano-prep for tips and coaching.
almost 2 years ago
Getting closer to NaNo start time.

If you have a personal checklist of things to do to get prepped to write, please do.

My checklist goes like this:
1) Lap Cat ready to swat at my hands as I type: check
2) Uncomfortable seat: check
3) A month's supply of bottled diet tea: check
4) Apple slices: check
5) A copy editor with an egg timer and a shotgun to keep me writing: check

I should be good to go. :)
almost 2 years ago
Time to start up on the NaNo!
If you've made it this far into the region, hopefully that means you've registered with NaNoWriMo to make the effort to write your novel. With that, I wish you luck and welcome you to the Lakeland Region serving all of Polk County!
almost 2 years ago
Hello writers!
If you reside in Polk County FL this Region is meant for you! So writers in Lake Wales and Frostproof and Mulberry and Auburndale and Bartow and Haines City and Lake Alfred and Eagle Lake and Winter Haven and Polk City and Davenport and Dundee and everywhere in-between are welcome to join!

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