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26 days ago
Write in at the griffons rest tomorrow! It's confirmed!

I do not have access to the calendar from the laptop and I forgot to update it prior to being in Muskegon... WRITE ON!

IA
about 1 month ago
Goodness sakes! It's week 2 of nano already! We have been gaining momentum; we are back up to our usual number of novels (up from 35 at the start) and the words continue to build at a great pace. If you are behind or stuck, don't fear - that is just the evil Skeeg trying to thwart you! Put on your writing hat, hop into chat or join us for a write in, or reach out to those nano buddies to help scheme up a way to bust through that block and carry on to victory! If you like, we have a write in coming up, upstairs at the Griffon's Rest this sunday, 3pm til 5pm, so come on out and write with us!

IA
about 1 month ago
It's almost time for NaNo 2018! We have a number of write ins already in place, including one at noon on 1 November, and are awaiting confirmation on the rest of our locations this year (much to my stress mind you), so hopefully we will have plenty of opportunity to meet, chat and write! There is always the chat room as well, if you are unable to attend events, or want to have a hang out in your jammies!

IA
about 1 month ago
It's almost kick off time! Have you created your novels yet? If not, that first, then see the forum below for details on our kick off
4 months ago
Now that camp has come and gone, it's time to start thinking about NaNo in November! What will you be writing when the leaves fall?
6 months ago
It's almost time for Camp Nanowrimo! Words and skeeters abound, but where in the woods will you find your worlds?
about 1 year ago
We are in the final stretch - our evil mascot, The Skeeg has thrown a lot of obstacles in our stories way, but we can do it! If you have already hit 50k, see the thread on Validation to claim your purple bar! Never give up, never surrender!
about 1 year ago
Ooops! IA screwed up! There IS a write in at McLaughlin Community center tomorrow!!!! I mistakenly sent a message that was not the case - will also send another message via nanomail to correct that, hosted by our own fantastic Alorena
about 1 year ago
It's halfway day! How is your word count? Keep it up, even if you are behind, writing onward helps build your novel, your ability and your tenacity!

Write in location for Saturday has been changed, so we are back at McLaughlin as the Asylum is still under construction, so we hope to see you there!

IA
about 1 year ago
One week in already! Wow! How's your word count? And don't forget to back up your novels in more than one location (like google drive/dropbox or the like as well as on a USB stick for example). Write in tonight at Brooklyn's hosted by Phoenix, and another Saturday as well as our online chat room one thursday - come commiserate with others!

IA
about 1 year ago
It's one week to NaNoEve! And our kick off party is even closer - this Saturday from 2-4pm we will be gathering at 1198 Spring St, Muskegon, MI 49442, USA which is the McLaughlin Community Fellowship, so do feel free to come out and get to know your fellow participants! See the thread in the forum below as well for more information, and we hope to see you there!

IA
about 1 year ago
NaNo is only a month away - do you know where your cape is? Oh, wait, Edna said no capes...
over 1 year ago
Holy Smokes it's almost time for Camp NaNo!
about 2 years ago
It's 50K day! Did you make it? Did The Skeeg tangle your plot, block your writing and foil your plans? Either way, the important part - you wrote! The more you write the easier it gets, so even though Nano2016 is almost at an end, keep it up and carry on! Never give up! Never surrender!

Win, loose or draw, you are also invited to join us at Hamburger Mikies on Saturday at 3pm for our TGIO - see the thread below for more information!

IA
about 2 years ago
Howdy all, going through the numbers, it looks like we have 5 or so folks who have made it to 50K already! Congrats! For the rest of us, keep writing! Many of us seem to be in the 30ks blah zone, and it's just before the hustle and bustle of family, friends or extra difficult work times (so sorry folks in retail!), so take care of yourselves, and do try to write on! Never give up, never surrender!

Oh also, I goofed in putting the write in on the calendar on wed - OOPS! Nope, that's not actually supposed to be there, join us in chat instead if you like!
about 2 years ago
We are past the halfway point! Hopefully your word count is as well? Remember this weekend is the potluck write in at Harbor Unitarian, so bring your writing, a dish to pass and a solid hungry!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, if at all possible, it can't hurt to do a bit more than the 1,667 daily goal, so if you have a turkey coma, you don't get behind - also, as of today, you can begin validating your novels, should you be ready!
about 2 years ago
Wow! Has it been a week already? And look at those rising numbers too! You folks are rocking it this year - now is a good time to back up your novel OFF SITE as well if you have not yet (ie, email it to yourself, google drive, dropbox, put it on a usb stick around the neck of the neighbors dog or some such).

We also have had remarkable turn out at the write in's thus far! Keep it up folks, and keep the words flowing!
IA
about 2 years ago
And NaNo2016 has cleared the launch pad! I see our numbers are starting to build momentum - great job all! Remember to check the calendar for write-ins if you have an open evening, and if nothing is happening, feel free to hop into chat anytime! Timmy the wordwar bot can time your writing endeavors for you even if its just you writing there, and you can start a new one by typing " !startwar (how long) (starts in how many minutes from now) " and hitting enter - example there; !startwar 15 5

Happy writing, don't let those plot bunnies trip you up!
IA
about 2 years ago
Can Nano be less than a week away? Yikes!

If you have not, feel free to announce your novel, and introduce yourself in our forums below! Is everyone ready? Excited? Is your writing voice thick with Anticipa....
about 2 years ago
Write ins! We have them.. or will anyway. I will be adding them to the calendar as well as a forum post on them in the coming days once times are confirmed and all that fun stuff. If you would like to host one; being unavailable for the official ones or in one of our more outlying area, please feel free to post in that thread and we will get it in the calendar! Nano Nears

IA
about 2 years ago
As many have noticed, Wrimoverse is well underway, with the first wave of cadets assigned to their ships crews and things starting to spin up! The folks behind the scenes are still working out the bugs, so it might be a touch wonkie at first. Ahem. Even though this is not an official NaNoWriMo event, it sounds like there might be a HQ message about it going out, so we might see some visitors from other regions.

In Official news, hop on over to the kick off thread to cast your vote for where to meet!

IA
about 2 years ago
Happy Nano 2016! Much more neat stuff coming this year, so stay tuned!

IA
almost 3 years ago
Good morning, Campers! The April session of Camp NaNo is 'write' around the corner! Head over to campnanowrimo.org to sign up, create your project, and join a virtual cabin. And don't forget to check the message board below for any camp related posts. Happy Spring!

~CrStickel, Co-ML
about 3 years ago
How is it the last day of Nano15 already? How did your novel go? Even if you did not make it to 50k, you rock! But now what? Well read on:

During the course of the coming year, watch the fb group as well as check back in here on occasion for things like author field trips and other possible events. Chat is always there, year round, so jump in. It might take longer than usual to find someone awake, so feel free to hang out.

And how does a Thank Goodness It's Over party sound, say next saturday? Post in the forums if that sounds like fun! Now the biggest thing; did you have fun? Let us know how we can have more fun next year!
about 3 years ago
Ok, who set the thermostat to "winter" outside?

But... there is a silver lining in the snow clouds! Is your word count lagging? Your characters giving you guff? Your plot in a tangle? It is kind of "the air hurts my face when I go outside" now, so you know what? Now is a great time to hide inside, bundle up with a hot cup and write like the wind! Take advantage of that nasty weather (unless you enjoy it) and use this as a motivation to really get after your novel and catch up or get ahead of the curve! You can do it! And hey, only your characters have to fall down on the ice this way. Write on good people, for soon many shall succumb to the turkey coma. Best to be ahead if you can - and if you have already hit 50K or more, don't forget to validate early - just in case the site decides to be weird right at the last minute.

IA

about 3 years ago
It's halfway day... hopefully your word count's are getting close to 25k and your plot and story are flowing! This year we have more novelists than last (by two) and our word count is still pretty close to on track for average, so keep up the great writing folks! Lagging back a bit? Never fear, you can do it!! Never give up, never surrender - by Gra..wait. I shouldn't have Galaxy Quest on in the background writing these. Oops...

IA
about 3 years ago
Nano is already a third over! Hopefully your word counts are already nearing the 15k mark as well. Write ins help, see the calendar below for upcoming ones, and if nothing else, you can hop into chat anytime and have word wars there with Timmy the wordbot timing them for you. See the chatnano thread for details if you have not yet logged into chat.

Write on folks, we are on course to pass last year's numbers soon!

IA
about 3 years ago
Write In times and details have been added to the calendar - if you would like directions, click on the write in in question and it will expand with a map link! There will only be three Thursday write ins, as the final one would fall late on Thanksgiving.

IA
about 3 years ago
And away we go! Nano15 is underway - our word counts are rising and plots are forming! Check the forums for write-in locations and feel free to post your successes or surprises. Hop into chat if you get a chance and have Timmy the word war bot time word wars/sprints for you, it really helps to up that word count.
about 3 years ago
One week away from the start of Nano15! Are you planning or planning to fly by the seat of your pants? Hop in the forums and let us know!

IA
about 3 years ago
IA here; The site wipe is complete, everything is reset and ready! Time to create you new novel profile, start thinking about if you will plan or pants Nano15 and rejoice! Feel free to post in the introduction thread and get to know your fellow wrimos in our area.
over 3 years ago
Welcome to NaNoWrimo Muskegon 2015! Now with 200% more ML's than the past two years!

Hello folks, IA here. If you are new or a returning writer, do feel free to jump into the forums and introduce yourselves, and perhaps get a bit of planning done for our upcoming foray into the crazy month of November. CrStickel and I are up to no goo... hard at work coming up with locations and hopefully fun things to do this year, so watch this space for more information.

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Meet your MLs

IronAngel Forge Winner!
  • Joined October 20, 2011
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Michigan's oldest continually operati...
Phoenixjewel Winner!
  • Joined October 21, 2012
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Muskegon MI

About us

Muskegon stats:

In 2014; 52 novelists • 1,055,927 words written • 20,306 average
In 2015; 56 novelists • 1,111,988 words written • 19,856 average
In 2016; 57 novelists • 1,119,076 words written • 19,632 average

54 novelists • 1,193,898 words written • 22,109 average wordcount • $110.00 donated

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