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4 months ago
IT IS OVER. Congratulations on your survival. Whether 50 words or 50 thousand, you done good. Did well. (Uh oh, here come the December edits!) Hope to see you Sunday, Dec. 4th at 5 pm for the TGIO party. Check out the Forum for details.
4 months ago
TGIalmostO! I hope you're having a productive word count day!
4 months ago
I keep thinking today is Monday! Looking forward to Tuesdays write-in. Fingers crossed that's the ONLY thing on my to-do list that day.
4 months ago
BLACK FRIDAY! You know what that means...after the bargains comes the words! (Okay, maybe after the bargains comes the nap, then the words.) BLACK OUT the page and UP the WORD COUNT! A little something extra to be thankful for. :)
4 months ago
Ten days remaining...if you've made it this far, achieved personal goals, or helped encourage others, YOU ARE A WINNER already!
5 months ago
Here's the link to the page of traditionally PUBLISHED NaNo authors: http://nanowrimo.org/published-wrimos

Let's add OUR names to next year's list!
5 months ago
Kick-Off Party! Sunday, October 30, 2-5 pm at Bob's house in Belvidere. All are welcome!

Also, weekly write-ins have been scheduled! Tuesdays, 3-6 pm at the Rockford East Branch Library, Sundays 2-5 pm at the Cherry Valley Library.
over 1 year ago
Saturday, December 12 is the In Print Celebration of Successes meeting. 1-4 pm at the Cherry Valley Library. You've earned the right to be recognized as a writer! Come share your year long literary adventures with us!
over 1 year ago
TONIGHT! TGIO! See you there, 5 pm at Gerry's Pizza!
over 1 year ago
Well, it's December. National Novel Writing Month is officially over. How do you feel? Relieved? Exhausted? Excited? It's all good. And well earned.
over 1 year ago
It's been a hectic past twenty-nine days and I want to say how PROUD I am of all of you! Whether the 50k is in your rear-view or 500 is your monthly total-- YOU WROTE GOOD WORDS! (Okay, so they may not actually all be good, lol, but you wrote them and that counts!)
over 1 year ago
Twenty-seven hours left of NaNo 2015. Happy NaNo eve? Use this time wisely, whether to type voraciously, celebrate happily, or nap contentedly.
over 1 year ago
It's Thanksgiving eve and all through the house... I'm sure you're preparing for tomorrow's festivities and will be hard pressed the next couple of days to find time to write. That's okay. Allow your novel to slow roast on the back burner of your mind as you cook, carve and celebrate. When you do get back to the keyboard, your words will pour like Aunt Sally's famous gravy. Rich and meaty and abundant! Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
over 1 year ago
Be the train... I think I can I think I can I THINK I CAN! Maybe 50,000 (that's a lot of zeros) is no longer feasible, but you absolutely CAN shift your goals! You have a story to tell! Every chance you get to write over the next couple of days, use as many words as you CAN to tell it! YOU CAN!
over 1 year ago
Not sure if anybody checks these posts, but a reminder that we have time scheduled at the Cherry Valley Library today from 2-4 pm. Unfortunately neither ML can make it, but you're welcome to Come Write In!
over 1 year ago
SURPRISE WRITE IN! Ready, set, WRITE NOW!
over 1 year ago
Amelia217 is offering an informal write in!
"I'm off work Wednesday and am planning to escape home and family at some point and head to the Cherry Valley Lib. Probably about midday during my daughter's nap time. - Karen"
Be sure and check the Informal Write-In forum for updates! And if you need the pressure of additional typists during your writing time, let us know where and when to show up!

over 1 year ago
We're at the HALFWAY POINT! Is the month half empty or half full? Pessimist? Optimist? NOVELIST!
over 1 year ago
Please note: I am unable to attend the Write In at the East Branch Rockford Public Library today but that doesn't mean YOU can't! We have Room 1 booked from 2 pm to 5 pm and it's all yours! Happy writing!
Mary, co-ML
over 1 year ago
Today is Double-Up Donation Day for NaNoWriMo. If you can donate a couple of bucks, please do. NaNo is a huge undertaking and wouldn't be possible without the donations of its participants. The money you're saving by staying in and writing? Donate some to the cause.
There are some pretty cool donor goodies, too, and if you commit today you'll get DOUBLE the prizes!
over 1 year ago
Even if you can't join us today at the East Branch State Street Library from 2-5 pm, I hope you'll be writing with us in spirit! (On your computer, of course, those spirit words tend to not get logged.)
over 1 year ago
According to NaNo, the Rockford Region has 55 (so far) active participants! Let us support you with your goal. Look at the calendar and join us for one (or more) of the scheduled Come Write Ins or post your own time and place in the forum. Introduce yourself! Tell us who you are, what you write, and how we can help you conquer NaNo 2015! Good luck!
over 1 year ago
Welcome to the Rockford area region of NaNoWriMo! If you're not actually in Rockford, no worries. We cover the whole "NIC-10" area and then some! Your Municipal Liaisons this year are Bob and Mary. Feel free to contact us directly or post on the forums. Looking forward to writing with all of you this November!
over 3 years ago
NaNoWriMo is brought to you by ... people like you!

If you enjoy writing with us this year, please donate and help make the challenge available next year!

No cash? There are other ways you can help us out!

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Meet your MLs

LiteraryMary Winner!
  • Joined October 15, 2007
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location DeKalb
radioflyer Winner!
  • Joined October 7, 2009
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Belvidere, IL

About us

The Northern Illinois Novel Knights (NINo Knights, for short) are dedicated to the Kingdom of NaNoWriMo. The month of November? 'Tis but a flesh wound.
124 novelists • 2,093,065 words written • 16,879 average wordcount • $0.00 donated

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