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6 days ago
Final Score for XMen vs Avengers
X-Men @1,595
Avengers @ 1,480
18 days ago
Day 26 Score
X-Men @1055
Avengers @995

The X-Men sneaked up on you Avengers.
25 days ago
Day 19 Score
X-Men @750
Avengers @930
about 1 month ago
Day 12 Score
X-Men @555
Avengers @610

X-Men are catching up! Keep up the good job in writing everyone and remember to post in the points so I can calculate them. We take attendance at the write-ins and twitter sprints so you do not need to add that for points. Just make sure we know who you are on twitter if your username is different.
about 1 month ago
Second Friday of Nano! Back up your novel to a secondary location!
Hope everyone is doing well and post your points regularly for your team :)
about 1 month ago
Hey everybody! Check out the side links for resources. I’m adding an awesome word crawl created by the lovely Sara Tyler to help you get to 50k!
about 1 month ago
Day 4 Score
X-Men @255
Avengers @340

There is still time to get 20 points by donating today!
about 1 month ago
Writing all Wrimos! This is my weekly back-up-your novel to a secondary location message! You do not want all your hard work being thwarted by the evil Hard Drive crash nemesis who is ever lurking in the shadows.
about 1 month ago
Hey there Wrimos!
Can you believe it's almost time for NaNo again? It feels like this year went the fastest that any year has gone ever before. Rebecca and I are excited to help each and every one of you reach your writing goal this month. We're proud to say that we have events scheduled for nearly every day in November this year, so go crazy!

Our theme for this year is superheroes (we swear we picked it before we knew what NaNo's theme was). Specifically, Avengers vs. X-Men. For those of you who are new, Rebecca and I are started using themes for NaNo last year in order to add some competition and even more fun to our NaNo experience. One group is for the Pantsers (those people who just go with it in their writing and don't plan/very minimally plan), and the other is for Planners (those who can't write without careful and meticulous planning.) I usually head the Pantsers, as I'm a pantser myself, and Rebecca heads the planners for the same reason.

This year, if you are a Pantser you are going to be part of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers! There will be a thread titled Avengers Tower where you can go to discuss with your fellow pantsers and offer encouragement. In intervals throughout the month you will receive inspirational messages from different members of the Avengers team to encourage you to keep going.

If you are a Planner, you get to be part of the elite team of mutants known as the X-Men. Your team discussions will take place in the X-Mansion, and you will receive inspirational messages from different members of the mutant team.

The clock is ticking until showtime, guys! Good luck!

Tracy and Rebecca

P.S. If you are interested in hosting your own write-in event that's closer to where you are in the region or on a different day, let us know so we can put it on our calendar to encourage other people to attend!
about 1 year ago
Hello wrimos,
It is the last day. If you've won already, congrats! If you have more to go, do your best! If you only got 10k, congrats because you did more than you had before!
Final scores for team Slytherplan verse team Gryphinpants will be posted in the evening (and maybe updated on the morrow depending on posts). Thanks for a great month everyone!
about 1 year ago
Day 20 Score:
SlytherPlans @550
GryffinPants @400

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Keep up the good work with your novel.
about 1 year ago
Day 15 Score:
SlytherPlans @465
GryffinPants @320

Keep up the writing everyone!
about 1 year ago
Day 10 score
SlytherPlans @340
GryffinPants @280

Well done everyone for their writing labors!
about 1 year ago
Day 5 score
SlytherPlans @255
GryffinPants @230

Well done SlytherPlans!
about 1 year ago
Greetings GryffinPants and SlytherPlans wrimos,
Your Heads are so excited to all the participation in our forums below. Can you believe it is Friday and day 4 of writing? Today you should be at 6,668 words. If you are not, don't worry! Find your writing mojo and just keep going.

Scores for each house will be posted every 5 days. Stay tuned for Saturday evening after I tally those who have attended write-ins. Keep adding to the points everyone! The race is super close! Which team will have 5 days of bragging rights???

Sincerely,
Rebecca, Head of Slytherplan
Tracy, Head of Gryffinpants
about 1 year ago
Dear Wrimos,



Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to NaNo’s school of writing and adrenaline! Please find enclosed a list of suggested supplies, as well as a few instructions on where to go. NaNo’s kick-off party is this Saturday, October 29th, from 5-10 pm at the Panera Bread across from the Galleria Mall in Poughkeepsie (right next to Cold Stone!).



Don’t forget to pick a label for yourself. Are you a planner, or are you a pantser? It’s important to pick one as your house will follow you through the entire month of November as you embark on your magical journey into the realm of novel writing.



Are you a planner? Rebecca, the head of Slytherplan, is your go-to for you planners. This noble house often needs a self-made guide in order to successfully reach the 50,000 word goal. Meticulous and cunning, Slytherplans usually have outlines and notes to reduce their stress. But don’t forget, Slytherplans are often great at engaging in discussion about the deepest areas of their character’s development because they came up with it all BEFORE November 1st!



Or are you a pantser? Tracy, the head of Gryffinpants, is your go-to for you pantsers. You choose to live life by the seat of your pants, letting your brain and your characters take you wherever you need to go. Each day is a mystery of writing as you stick your nose up at silly things like deciding on a topic beforehand. Gryffinpants are often impulsive writers. Need a thousand words? Throw in a nuclear bomb, or a zombie horde! Doesn’t make sense? That’s okay, you’ll fix it in editing!



Make sure to attend write-ins, engage with each other on the boards, and work hard towards your goal of 50,000 words in order to earn points for your house.



Welcome, writing wizards, to this year’s National Novel Writing Month.



Sincerely,

Rebecca, Head of Slytherplan

Tracy, Head of Gryffinpants



Panera Bread Address: 2020 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY The Kick-Off will be held in the back room.



Suggested school supplies: writing implements, your ideas, and a caffeinated beverage
about 2 years ago
Thank you for another great year fellow wrimos.
A reminder that we still have our TGIO Party coming this Saturday.
We do continue meeting throughout the year on the first Saturday of every month at Panera Bread in Poughkeepsie. This is usually posted via our FaceBook page. If you do not have a FB account, please contact either Rebecca or Tracy for details on how to stay up to date.
During the months of Camp NaNo in April and July, we meet every weekend. Please let your ML's know if you are interested in these write in's.
Finally, you're ML's will be posting a survey soon. We hope you can take the survey to give us your feedback (we are already planning for next year).
Thanks again!
about 2 years ago
Hello wrimos,
We begin our final week of nano soon. There may be joy over accomplishing the 50K and congrats to those who start verifying! There also may be panic at the girth of the word count you have left. Don't let that bother you and keep on pushing towards your daily word counts and then some. You can do this!
about 2 years ago
Friendly Reminder
Please back-up your novel/work somewhere. We would hate for you to lose what you have worked so hard to achieve.
With that said, please do not use NaNoMail as a backup method. The website does a yearly clean sweep of data so it can be effective. So your work will not be saved there.
Your ML's Becka and Tracy
about 2 years ago
Tomorrow is Double-Up Donation Day
Donate $25 dollars and receive the $50 donor goodie package.
Double your word count for the day or the amount of words you have.
There are also hourly prizes you can win as well as a grand prize.
Check out the link below and if you are thinking of donating, tomorrow is a great day to get some goodies.
about 2 years ago
Welcome to Day 2 fellow wrimo's! You've made it through the toughest time, getting started. Don't let your steam run out of fuel just yet.
Check out the forums below for some introductions and other fun things. Hope to meet you all at the write-ins.
Your MLs
Rebecca and Tracy
about 2 years ago
Welcome, Wrimo's!!! November is closer than it seems, and before we know it it's going to sneak up on us. Don't forget to create your novel in your profile, check out our calendar of events, and make sure to message us with any questions you may have! As your MLs, we're here to answer any questions plaguing your minds, and help make this NaNo a fruitful one. So get ready, get set, it's almost time to go!
about 3 years ago
It's the last week wrimo's, keep up the good work and congrats to winners!
If you haven't finished yet, you can do it (even if you might not make the 50K, keep pushing through and you too will be proud of your achievement)!
about 3 years ago
So I was a swimmer in HS and college and I remember my coaches having a sheet with the various exercises we would do that would be at the side of the pool for me to mentally check of the next small bit of exercise.
How does that connect to writing you may ask? I mentioned 2 days ago that the word crawls were the way to go... and that was when I had started one. Let me tell you, it breaks up the monotony and makes it like a check list to the amount of words you do.
Well at my best have only hit 2,500 words a day and that's usually on days I leave my house for a write in. Yesterday I broke 3K at 3,093 because I did one of the crawls. There are so many versions to pick from- Disney, Game of Thrones, Dr Who, pubs, fantasy, you name it.
It's a perfect way to 'exercise' and get your word count done! So go find your poison and happy writing.

http://nanowrimo.org/forums/word-wars-prompts-sprints
about 3 years ago
Welcome to week 2 Wrimos

We have now had several write-in's and are really happy by the turnout. Tracy and I are so happy that you guys come and that we can put non-ML write-in's on the calendar.
Check out the forums below for discussions ranging for they mysterious to the mystical. If you don't see one that interests you, by all means, create one! Having a problem with your writing? Ask our region questions.
Write-on Wrimo's
about 3 years ago
Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2014!

Rebecca and I are hard at work putting together events to make this year's NaNo a fun one for this year's participants, so stay tuned and get involved! But please make sure to follow the Codes of Conduct so that we all can enjoy our time here.

And above all, have a great time!

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  • Joined October 25, 2012
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Age 30
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  • Joined November 2, 2013
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Newburgh, NY
  • Age 34

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