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9 days ago
We did it!

Thank you so much to everyone who made this November wonderful. It was such a joy to meet you all, whether virtually or in-person, and I want to congratulate each and every one of you for your accomplishments. Even if you didn't "win," your word count is certainly higher than it was on October 31. Well done!

November may be over, but don't be a stranger. The forums will remain available and open until next November, and also, many of us have made friends or meetup groups that could easily meet at other times throughout the year. Don't hesitate to send a NaNoMail or make a forum post if you've found people you'd like to stay in touch with. :)

Hope to see you again soon! --Miranda
15 days ago
Hang in there, writers! The last ML-planned events are coming up this week.

First, we'll have our Don't Panic! [Ugly Sweater Optional] write in at the Tyler IHOP tomorrow, 11/29, from 6 PM until however late you'd like to stay. That's right, we've added an ugly sweater recommendation!

Or, if you live in the Temecula area, please check out the Temecula forum thread, where it looks like some folks are planning their own mad-dash to the finish line on November 30, that might even turn into an impromptu TGIO party.

Lastly, the MLs are going to have our official TGIO Party Picnic on December 1, at Fairmount Park in Riverside. I have cute, free goodies! Fairmount Park is big, and I don't want anyone getting lost, overwhelmed, etc., so be sure to read the entire listing (and save my number if you're socially anxious!) before stopping by. The calendar provides specific directions to one picnic area, as well as my personal phone number.
19 days ago
It's the final full weekend of NaNoWriMo, AND, for many of us, also a family holiday. Don't stop writing! If you're boarding a flight, charge up that laptop or bust out that notebook to still get some writing done.

Alternatively, if you're hosting other people in your home, you deserve "me time" now more than ever. If you need to do some writing in the next few days, tell your loved ones about this amazing challenge you've committed to, and let them know that you may head up to bed an hour or two early to get some writing in before the end of the day.

It'll be worth it in the end to not lose steam in this critical Week 4 moment. Whether you're shooting for the full 50K or another personal goal, you're almost there. Don't give up now :)
26 days ago
Is it really November 16th already?! The middle of the month can be a bit of a drag, but if you're feeling this way right now, Neil Gaiman has a great piece of advice. He says: "How do you do it? You do it."

Hang in there, writers. Even if you're behind, or even if you're stuck in the "middle" of your book, stick with it! Even if you're worried that you can't win, go look at your stats. Maybe you need to write 2K per day to win now, but hey, that's not much more than the regular writing goal already! Go one sentence at a time, 50 words at a time, if you have to, and progress will beget progress.

I believe in you!
about 1 month ago
One week has flown by ... but there are still three more NaNoWriMo weeks to go. Both of your MLs must admit that we are, well, *several* days behind, but never give up! -- never surrender! You can do this, we can do this, si se puede! :)
about 1 month ago
Happy NaNoWriMo! The time is here, time to write like no other! And that's just what I want us all to do, write! Whether you already have an idea, or you are just going with the whims of your creative mind. So get comfy, get your supplies, and start writing!
about 1 month ago
Let's talk about your novel!

NaNoWriMo is two days away, and in the Riverside County forums, I've added two new threads: "Talk about your novel!" and "Last line of the night." I wanted to encourage everyone to join these threads for our region. Chatting with a small, curated group of people allows for much stronger connections and makes the forum conversations less overwhelming to follow.

Several of us are already encouraging each other's ideas and getting excited to hear more :)
about 1 month ago
Thanks to everyone who attended our Tio's Tacos kickoff event on Sunday. It was wonderful to meet fellow writers and get excited for the month ahead!

If you weren't able to make it, there are some great events coming up in other areas, which include the Let's Get it Started November 1st write-in at the Tyler Panera Bread (6:30 PM to 8 PM) and Perris Branch Library write-ins every Saturday of November (10 AM to 2 PM).

Be sure to check our regional calendar to find an event near you. You're also welcome to plan your own and let me know the time and place via NaNoMail so that I can add it to the calendar.
2 months ago
Welcome back, everyone! October is here, which means NaNoWriMo will ALSO be here before you know it :)

Raelynne and I will be adding NaNo events to the regional calendar this week. This includes our annual Tio's Tacos kickoff party!

TIO'S TACOS KICKOFF PARTY
Sunday, October 21st from 2:00 to 3:30 PM
3948 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside

Join us on the front patio for food, drinks, official NaNo merch, goodie bags, raffle tickets and more!

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Raelynne 5149
  • Joined November 12, 2012
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Riverside
  • Age 27
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  • Joined October 28, 2009
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Riverside, CA

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