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3 days agoIt's prep season! Are you ready for NaNo? Don't forget to announce your novel, and get yourself ready for an amazing month! Join the Facebook group to keep up and to attend virtual write-ins.
Check here often for local write-ins, a Kick-off Party and our TGIO Party!
10 months agoTHANK YOU LAKELAND WRITERS AS A GROUP WE SURPASSED 1.5 MILLION WORDS!
10 months agoLet's see if the Lakeland region can get past 1.5 million words this year! KEEP GOING, WRITERS! You can reach your goal and see your work take form!
10 months agoLakeland Writers!
If any of you are getting to your word count goals, PLEASE let us know in the Comments field in the Forums below. Thank you!
10 months agoCONGRATULATIONS!
As a region, we have gotten past 1 MILLION WORDS for this year's NaNo!
I want to thank all of you, and hope you keep writing out your novels!
10 months agoI want to thank everyone working on their novels here! We're already up to 455,000 plus words as a group, with 7000 words typed per day! This is a good effort by all!
11 months agoWe are coming up on the end of this first week at writing NaNo. I hope you are all doing well on wordsmithing. Tell us in the forums how you're doing!
11 months agoSaturday is Double Donation Day!
If you donate to the NaNo website to help keep this event going, you receive certain gift items in exchange. But on thie Saturday, your donation will double the items you receive back.
If you give $25 for example you would receive the gifts that are normally set for $50!
Remember to follow this link https://nanowrimo.org/donation-day and donate to NaNoWriMo so we can all keep writing!
11 months agoDAY ONE OF NANO 2017!
Good luck all!
11 months agoWe are less than 24 Hours away from the start of your next novel!
Oh, and there's trick or treating happening tonight or something.
12 months agoHello, NaNo Lakeland writers!
I hope you're signing in, and updating your account with your current project in mind! We're going to see about hosting Write-Ins across Polk County this November. Let us know what days and evenings are good for you, and we'll set something up on our Google Calendar!
about 1 year agoStay safe! I hope everyone is keeping safe during the hurricane. I know here in Polk county we won't get the massive hit of it.
NaNo is just a few months away! Are you getting ready? Have those outlines started yet? Let's make this year amazing. I'll be posting on the Facebook page and on here about write-ins. If you have suggestions for places/times please let us know!
almost 2 years agoThis 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. :)
almost 2 years agoToday 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
almost 2 years agoToday is the last day!
PLEASE check in with us on the Winners thread below if you've reached the 50,000 word mark!
almost 2 years agoWe are over 1 million words as a region! Thank you everyone! Keep up the writing!
almost 2 years agoWrite 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.
almost 2 years agoAs a group, we are inching closer and closer to 1 MILLION total words! You are all doing excellent keeping up with your efforts!
almost 2 years agoI 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.
almost 2 years agoJust a reminder, always look for the #LakelandNaNo hashtag on Twitter if you're reading that during the word sprints!
almost 2 years agoAnd 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.
almost 2 years agoJust 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.
almost 2 years agoEIGHT, 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!
about 2 years agoAbout 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.
about 2 years ago2 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 2 years agoHAPPY 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!
almost 3 years agoBig 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!
almost 3 years agoReminder: 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.
almost 3 years agoLakelanders! 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!
almost 3 years agoThe MLs just want to wish everyone a HAPPY PAGAN TURKEY SACRIFICE DAY!
P.S. (keep writing under the table while nobody's looking)
almost 3 years agoGood 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!
almost 3 years agoOur region can break 1 MILLION WORDS together tomorrow Thurs. Nov. 19th! I know we can do this!
almost 3 years agoJust 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.
almost 3 years agoAs 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!
almost 3 years agoPlease 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!
almost 3 years agoFlorida: 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!
almost 3 years agoTo 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!
almost 3 years agoTomorrow - 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 3 years agoGetting 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 3 years agoTime 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!
about 3 years agoHello 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!
Meet your MLs
Welcome to Florida's Lakeland NaNoWriMo region!
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