Sunday, November 22, 2015

NaNoWriMo Through Time And Space, Specifically This Weekend

Some observations:

1) This is the first year that the Lakeland / Polk County area has its own NaNo Region, and I'd like to think it's been a successful one so far.

We've got an active group of writers who have been showing up for the local Write-Ins, and as a region our challengers have already gotten over the 1 Million word count by Day 20.

2) We're making in-roads in terms of outreach across the county, getting more people aware in places like Lake Wales and Winter Haven.

The best move we've done has been to get a Write-In scheduled at one of the major colleges in the county, World Famous (tm) Florida Southern College. There's a Creative Writing program with their Humanities school, and we've made the NaNo effort aware to them and the feedback we've gotten so far is that the school would like to get involved for it next year.

3) Getting to 40,000 words well before Turkey Pagan Sacrifice Day - AKA the Speedbump - is trickier than it looks for some (cough okay me cough) writers.


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