USA :: Colorado :: Fort Collins
3 days agoA heads up to anyone attending Tues Night's Happy Lucky's write-in, they have another event that night, and will need us to be out promptly at 8. Keep writing!
5 days agoWe raised $27.56 at NOWT. I will continue to collect donations until the TGIO party. Then I will get a money order to send to NaNo. So keep bring me your spare change it adds up.
8 days agoOur local fundraiser the Night of Writing Treacherously is this Sat at Wild Boar from 6pm-10pm. It's a cozy space so be prepared to be close to your fellow writers.
23 days agoLess than 12 hours to go. Are you ready?
29 days agoWe're getting close to the start. I hope to see more faces on Sat at Wild Boar.
about 1 month agoI almost have all the events in. For returning wrimos you may notice some changes this year to a couple of our bigger events.
about 1 month agoWelcome back everyone! Please bare with me I'm a little behind in my planning as I've had a couple emergencies. I'm super excited though that it's almost NaNo time!
12 months agoTGIO is in the storytime room take a right once you get into the library and go down the purple hallway.
12 months agoTGIO party is this Saturday at the Old Town Library from 2pm-5pm. There will be prizes handed out, and some celebrating of our accomplishments. If you would like to bring drinks (no alcohol) or treats to share that would be wonderful. Make sure to bring your raffle tickets.
12 months agoLess than 6 hours. You've got this.
Last Box of Doom Challenge: write 2000 words in 1 hour
Last Dice Challenge: Write 550 words in 20 minutes
12 months agoTwo days left, but I know you can do this.
Box of doom challenge: 1200 words in 1 hour
Dice Challenge: 700 words in 30 min
12 months agoThree days lefts. We've got this.
Box of Doom: 600 words in 20 min
Dice Challenge: 200 words in 30 min
12 months agoJust a few days left, keep writing!
Box of Doom: 375 words in 15 min
Dice challenge: 30 min to write 1300 words
12 months agoHappy Gobble Gobble Day!
Get your writing done early. Also if your coming to the Thanksgiving write in message me for the address. See the forum below for details.
Box of Doom 500 words in 15 min
Dice challenge 800 words in 30 min
Word Count Goal 40008
about 1 year agoBox of Doom Challenge: 1600 words in 1 hour
Dice Challenge: 1100 in 30 min
A couple of hard ones but they'll hlep you keep the word count up before the craziness of the feasting.
about 1 year agoToday is Staff Appreciation day. Let the staff of NaNo know that you love them for all they do all year to bring us nano.
Here's a link to the thread: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/all-ages-coffee-house/threads/404526
about 1 year agoThere won't be baristas tonight at Everyday Joe's but I'll bring my tea kettle and supplies. See you tonight.
Box of Doom Challenge: 800 words in 1 hour.
Dice challenge: 30 minutes to write 700 words
about 1 year agoFirst day to validate. Instructions should pop up when you log in. If you're still confused come to a write in and I'll help.
Box ox Doom Challenge: 1600 words in 1 hour
Dice Challege: Write 600 words in 20 mins
Word count goal: 33340
about 1 year agoBox of doom challenge: 550 words in 30 min
word count goal: 31673
about 1 year agoThank-you everyone for the sweet messages. I knew there is a reason every year that I take on being the ML. I love you guys and you inspire me every year to work harder for you.
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
― Stephen King,
So get to work start with today's Box of Doom Challenge: 425 in 20 min
Word Count Goal: 30006
about 1 year ago“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
― James A. Michener
Box of Doom Challenge: Write 450 words in 30 min
Word Count Goal: 28339
about 1 year agoWe're a little more than a week away from the turkey holiday. Now is the time to make a plan for how you will get your writing in.
Box of Doom Challenge for today: 1300 words in 1 hour
Word Count Goal: 26672
about 1 year agoIt feels like Tuesdays are cursed for me this year. I've had a slight soar throat the past couple days. Today it hurts to sip tea. I won't make it to the write-in tonight. I don't want to share this and derail everyone's writing progress. But I'm still watching and cheering everyone on from home.
Box of Doom Challenge: 425 words in 15 min
Word Count goal: 25005
about 1 year ago“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
― William H. Gass, A Temple of Texts
A Box of Doom challenge for today: write 1000 words in 30 min
Word Count goal today: 23338
about 1 year ago“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.”
― Tim O'Brien
A Box of Doom challenge for those of you who can't be here: 300 words in 15 min
Word count goal today: 21671
about 1 year agoWe just started the Night of Writing Treacherously. Come join us for fun, food, prizes, and of course prizes.
Word Count goal: 20004
about 1 year agoEveryone that joined the house wars has been sorted into houses. Time for people to start cheering on their teams.
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
― Louis L'Amour
Word Count Goal: 18337
about 1 year agoToday is the last day to sign up for the House Cup. Tomorrow those of you who entered will be sorted into houses.
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
― Henry David Thoreau
Word Count Goal: 15003
about 1 year agoMy dear wrimos, I apologize in advance I will not make it to tonight's write-in. I have tweaked my back. The space is still reserved. Get lots of writing done tonight.
Word count goal: 13336
about 1 year agoJust a head's up Everyday Joe's closes at 7, but they are awesome and let us stay in the building until 9. If you want drinks make sure to get there before closing. If you think you'll get there after 7 send me a private message and I'll get you my cell number for letting you in.
about 1 year ago“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman
Word Count Goal 11669
about 1 year ago“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
― Stephen King
6 days in a everyone is doing great. Keep up the momentum. And use that extra hour you got today to write a little more than the daily amount needed to stay on target.
Word count goal for today: 10002
about 1 year ago“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
So get writing and stop keeping it hidden away from the world.
Word count goal for the day: 8335
about 1 year agoThe House Cup is now open for joining in. This is an opt-in challenge so check out the details below to see if you're interested.
“You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” -Octavia Butler
Word count goal for today: 6668
about 1 year agoToday is the last day to join the Wizard Travel Tour.
Word Count goal for today: 5001
"Writer(n) - a peculiar organism capable of turning caffeine into books."
about 1 year agoThe kick-off is tonight at Everyday Joe's Coffee shop. They have even gotten a couple of baristas to volunteer to come and make us coffee and tea. So please buy a beverage or two in thank-you to this business for helping us out by giving us this amazing space.
about 1 year agoJust got to the Wild Boar. We're hoping to see lots of you here tonight.
about 1 year agoTomorrow night sat Oct 29th at Wild Boar we are doing another meet and greet with time to outline or plan novels. See you there.
about 1 year agoNew writing prompt:
The phone rings, you look at the caller ID and recognize your childhood phone number. You pick up the phone and recognize the voice on the line. It's you when you were 8 years old.
about 1 year agoHere's a writing prompt to help get the juices flowing. I found it on the writer's digest site. Use the writing prompt forum to post your version.
Headless Halloween By: Brian A. Klems
You and two of your friends are working at a Halloween haunted house. You each get into costume, representing scary creatures. On the first night, hundreds come through the house. You scare them over and over again. As you jump out to scare one of the people, you hear her scream and then feel...
about 1 year agoOur first Meet and Greet starts in 30 min. I'm hoping to see many of you there.
about 1 year agoNext Tues (Oct 18th) is our first event. Come to Old Town Library to meet and greet others that are crazy enough to take on this challenge.
about 1 year agoWelcome everyone. I look forward to seeing all of you soon. We have some new writing spots and a few other changes. I'm so excited to be leading us again.
almost 2 years agoCongratulations to all our LocoFoCo winners!
almost 2 years agoGriffindor reigns supreme this year in the House Cup!
almost 2 years agoDon't forget to validate. The servers tend to clog, so do it ASAP. 50k or bust!
almost 2 years agoTonight's write-in at everday Joe's goes until midnight. They close at 7pm, but I'll be there. Private message me for my phone number so I can let you in. They will hav a couple airpots of coffee and hot chocolate for us.
16 hours left, we got this.
almost 2 years agoIt's staff appreciation day. Post a message to let them know that what they do all year to bring us this amazing month is appreciated
about 2 years agoToday´s BoD challenge: write 900 words in the next hour.
about 2 years agoWelcome to the Box of Doom!!!! Mwahahahaha!
Here is your BoD challenge: All Star write 435 words in 20 min.
about 2 years agoFor today´s write in at the library we will be in the story time room.
about 2 years agoToday's dice challenge: 20 min to write 800 words.
about 2 years agoThe write-in this Sat., the 21st at College America will start at 7pm. Thanks for your understanding.
about 2 years agoYou can start validating today. You will have received an email with instructions on how to validate your novel. If you are part of the house cup for your win to count you must validate.
Today's dice challenge: You have 1 hour to write 1600 words. Yup today is a hard one.
about 2 years agoSorry about no update I've been sick but I've still been watching. Today's dice challenge: 20 min to write 1000 words.
about 2 years agoToday's Dice challenge: 15min to write 700 words. It's a hard one but you can do it!
You should be at 26,672 by the end of the day.
about 2 years agoWe raised $121 at the NOWT! Way to go LocoFoCo!
about 2 years agoIf you can't make it to the write-in you can still do a dice challenge. I rolled for you and today's challenge is to write 600 words in 1 hour.
about 2 years agoLots of food and prizes here at NOWT. We've done the first word war. And dice challenges have been unveiled.
about 2 years agoWrite-a-thon fundraiser is tonight. Extra tickets for prize drawings are $1 a piece. My challenge to all of you try for a 5k day at the write-a-thon.
about 2 years agoWeekend challenge go for a 10k or double your wordcount weekend.
about 2 years agoI'm here in the lab, just waiting for more wrimos.
about 2 years agoTonight's write-in is in the room b203 the titan studio
about 2 years agoThank-you everyone for the kind words. I love what I do and it's a honor to serve all the writers in Fort Collins.
about 2 years agoI'm not feeling well so I won't be at Happy Lucky's tonight but our tables will still be reserved for us. Just bug me for any stamps or tickets you are owed the next time you do see me.
For today's challenge, build a blanket fort and write in it.
about 2 years agoI'll be issuing some challenges for the rest of the month. Today's challenge write 500 words in 15 min or less. If accomplished I will give you a sticker the next time I see you.
about 2 years agoToday is the last day to sign up for the house cup. Make sure to join by midnight.
about 2 years agoIn honor of Double Up Donation Day I am issuing two challenges. If we double our donations to $1020 by midnight on 11/7 I will dye my hair purple. And challenge two: If our region can double our word count to 3.7 million words by 8am on Monday then I will let everyone who shows up at the Night of Writing Treacherously throw a whip cream pie at me. Game on People!
about 2 years agoSorry late notice but tonight's write-in at CSU is cancelled.
about 2 years agoWant a word count boost? Join the double your word count or 10k weekend challenge.
about 2 years agoLots of challenges are out there for you to join. Today's word count goal 8,335. But let's walk on the wild side and try for an even 9k. A great place to get writing done is at the Wild Boar write-in tonight. We are in the room by the kitchen from 6pm-10pm.
about 2 years agoLooking for something new for motivation... join the House Cup.
about 2 years agoToday is the last day to sign up for the Wizard Travel Tour. You have until midnight. http://nanowrimo.org/forums/usa-colorado-fort-collins/threads/260009
about 2 years agoForgot to mention we are in the room by the bathrooms.
about 2 years agoTonight we are at Everyday Joe's Coffee House from 6pm-9pm. They actually close at 7 but let us stay late. So please get there before 7pm to make sure you can order something to drink.
about 2 years agoAnd it begins. Remember you have 25 hours to do writing today. I hope to see you at the Library Launch Party.
about 2 years agoPosts coming soon about the wizard travel tour and the kick-off party.
about 2 years agoAll events are in the calendar. The festivities will be starting soon.
about 2 years agoI'm a bit behind in getting our forums and calendar set-up but never fear there are lots of upcoming events. I hope to get the forums started later today. Welcome back everyone! Quick FYI the library has a writing seminar this Saturday with a few openings left: http://poudreriver.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=15227&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=10/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=programs%2C+special+events&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=
almost 3 years ago10 hours and counting. You can do it.
almost 3 years agoIt's Staff Appreciation Day. Let all those people who work all year know how much NaNo means to you. Go to this forum and leave them a thank-you: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/all-ages-coffee-house/threads/204876
about 3 years agoValidation is up and running. Check your in boxes for instructions. If you need help come to a write-in and I will be happy to help, as will others that have been doing NaNo for awhile.
about 3 years agoWe raised $88 last night!
about 3 years agoWith my lack of car I won't be at the write-in tonight, but we still have the space. I can give stamps and tickets the next time I see you. I will be on Facebook we can still do word sprints.
about 3 years agoWe are in the small room by the bathrooms for the Every Day Joes write-in. We can stay until 9pm but their doors get locked at 7 when the baristas leave, so be there by 7 and make sure you get a drink before they leave as well.
about 3 years agoIt's the last day to sign up for House Cup. Tomorrow everyone in the House Cup will be separated into teams, and the competition will begin!
about 3 years agoIt's Double Up Donation Day. If NaNoWriMo is helping you to achieve your dreams, please considering donating to the cause. NaNo helps thousands of writers of all ages achieve their writing dreams. It's all done through the power of generous donors. Every little amount helps. If you don't have $10 for an online donation, you can give me your spare change, and I'll add it to the donation I make at the end of nano. If we hit $1320 (double our current total) donated by midnight tonight in our region, I will let you hit me with whipped cream pies at the Night of Writing Treacherously next weekend!
about 3 years agoConsider doing the double your word count challenge weekend or 10k weekend challenge.
about 3 years agoNeed a break check this out: http://www.buzzfeed.com/colinheasley/things-every-nanowrimo-writer-understands
Then get back to it!
about 3 years agoI'm feeling a bit under the weather so gene-o will be hosting tonight's write-in at the Wild Boar. You can get stamps and tickets from me the next time you see me. Happy Writing!
about 3 years agoNaNo knows of the issues with posting word count and to the forums. They are doing their best to work on it. Please be patient.
about 3 years agoToday is the last day to join the Wizard Travel Tour. You have until midnight.
about 3 years agoOnly 2 days left to join the wizard travel tour.
about 3 years agoIt's almost time see everyone in 3 hours for the kick-off party.
about 3 years agoGood fortune. Everyday Joes had changed their hours from previous years to now closing at 7pm. I've been able to arrange for us to stay until 9 again this year on Mondays. At 7 the baristas will still be leaving, but we'll have the space. YAY for businesses that treat us so well. I'll make reminders for last call on drinks.
about 3 years agoI'm still around, but internet hasn't been set up at my new place yet, so I can only check-in so often. I'm hoping to meet more of you at the outline-in/meet-and-greet this Thursday at Wild Boar.
about 3 years agoInfo on the kick-off party will be posted in the next day or so.
about 3 years agoNormally the theme for the season isn't revealed until I send out the first pep talk, but I'm doing things a little different this year.
This year it's all things Harry Potter.
I hope you are as excited about this theme as I am.
over 3 years agoHello and welcome back everyone. I know the site wipe and reset is going to happen while I'm gone. I get back to town Oct. 7th. Know that I already have much of the planning ready to go for when I get back. I may even be able to pop into our forums before then. Until then get to know one another and get your writing muscles warmed up. It's going to be another fantastic NaNo Year!
If you're new and have questions ask away, we have many veteran writers in our group that can answers most questions, otherwise I'll answer them when I get back.
almost 4 years agoHappy Validation Day! If you've reached 50k you can validate your novel today and become an official winner. Go grab that purple status bar of glory by selecting Validate under the My NaNo tab.
And if you're still writing keep up the good work! No matter where you are in your word count you can still make it to a win. Keep fighting for five more days, Wrimos!
about 4 years ago"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." Ray Bradbury
about 4 years agoWriting is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go. - E.L. Doctorow
Today's word count goal: 11,669
about 4 years agoDon't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. - Mark Victor Hansen
about 4 years ago
Our reservations at Happy Lucky's were lost. A couple people are in the back of the bookstore. We'll let you know what gets figured out for next week. Not a good day to show up.
about 4 years agoMidnight is the cut off for the skeleton marathon. So declare your intentions now before it's too late!
about 4 years ago"You fail only if you stop writing." -- Ray Bradbury
Especially with NaNo, this holds true! Word goal for the day: 5000.
about 4 years agoAll glory comes from daring to begin. ~Eugene F. Ware
We have begun a grand adventure. Todays' word count goal 1667.
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