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Come join us for our final, informal TGIO at Dublin's Panera Cafe. We'll be reminiscing, relaxing, and perhaps trying to finish our novels (or begin revising).
Today is Donation Derby Day!
If NaNoWriMo has made a difference in your life, please consider giving back by giving them some financial support. Every little bit helps. If only 10 people donate $10 each, we'll move up from our #7 spot and take down Chicago!
If you need more tempting to donate today - there are hourly raffle prizes! Check out the main page for more information.
Donation Day is this Wednesday, East Bay Wrimos! And the OLL needs all the help it can get this year to raise money to keep things running smoothly and maintain NaNo and the YWP as we know them. Buy a little something in the store, make a donation, or give your pocket change to Ixy-Pixy or Honeywell- you won't get a halo for the last option but every penny in the box will be matched by a very generous source.
Let's show San Francisco which side of the bay knows how to fund raise!
East Bay is officially in the top 25 regions in terms of total word count. Keep up the good work!
Honeywell and Ixy-Pixy are hosting a halfway party on November 15th at Dublin's Panera. See the calendar for more details.
In addition to popping in at different write-ins throughout the region, Ixy Pixy is hosting a write-in on Tuesdays in San Ramon's Peet's and Honeywell is hosting on Sundays and Tuesdays in Berkeley. Both MLs will be at the Dublin Panera Write-ins on Thursday. We hope to see you there!
It was great meeting so many of you at our Meet & Greet at Panera last night. We'll post the round-robin story you created online soon.
We look forward to writing with you on Nov. 1st at Panera in Dublin. Wear something colorful!
Welcome back to another fantastic year of noveling madness! For those of you new to the region, we'll be your friendly hosts this month. I'm Ixy-Pixy. This is my fifth year as ML for East Bay and I look forward to seeing familiar faces and getting to know new ones!
Honeywell is joining us for her second year as ML and 6th year as
NaNoWriMo participant. She too is excited to organize and write
amongst the wrimos for yet another year.
We have a lot of fun coming up. We'll be hosting a Meet & Greet on October 25th at Dublin's Panera's where you can get to know your fellow NaNo participants before the craziness that is November, plan your story, and play some games. On November 1st, we'll have our first kick-off at the same location. To round out the first week, we're heading to the other side of the tunnel for a Berkeley kick-off on November 4th at the Berkeley Central Library. Join us at the Public Library on 3rd floor from 1-4 for a post-Halloween candy swap, write-in, and some word wars. There will be stickers and prizes for participating writers. Power outlets and wi-fi is available at both locations. Wear your most colorful outfits to the kick-offs! This is going to be a colorful season.
If you have a write-in that you would like to get on the regional calendar to invite other Wrimos to attend, please feel free to contact us via NaNoMail and we'll post the events for you.
Make sure you check the forums and our calendar and set your home region to East Bay.
Welcome back! We're excited to see so many of you back on the forums as we get ready for another awesome NaNoWriMo. We will be contacting you soon with details about the kick-off party and write-ins. If you would like to set up a write-in near you and get it on the calendar, please e-mail us.
Greetings and Salutations East Bay Wrimos!
You may have been noticing the changes in the weather and in people's clothing in the last few weeks. Yes, the sun is setting later, your neighbors are having cookouts on the weekend, and the kids are counting down for that day of the year that is possibly the highest holy day of childhood: The Last Day of School. Maybe you're out in the 'burbs and have replaced all your coats and pants with short sleeves and sun dresses, or maybe the fog and wind have been replaced with sun and light jacket weather. Wherever you live in this great region that is the East Bay, there is no denying that summer is on the way.
Yes, I can't believe it either. It seems like just yesterday I was shivering by my space heater, drinking hot cocoa, and typing my hands off in my attempts of writing 50K. Now, I'm still shivering because Berkeley is cold, but the space heater is in the closet and the cocoa has been replaced by lemonade. And without warning, like a deer jumping in front of you in the road, like a mosquito flying into your face, like raccoons making themselves at home on your reclining furniture as soon as your family leaves for vacation, the first session of Camp NaNoWriMo is upon us.
What is Camp NaNoWriMo you ask? Why, it's getting in touch with nature from the comfort of your favorite writing venue to write a novel in the summer! Camp will be in session during the months of June and August, and the same rules as NaNoWriMo will be in place. Head on over to http://campnanowrimo.org/ to get your cabin assignments, meet your fellow campers, and write that great summer novel! Or, if you're not ready to ride that rickety bus through the woods yet, join the fun in August when we do it all over again.
Hot s'mores and wieners on sticks to all,
Honeywell and Ixy-Pixy
Celebrate being halfway to victory (or simply surviving the first half of the month) with us on November 17th at Dublin's Panera's Bakery and Cafe. We'll be there from 6:30 to 9 with stickers, word wars, and words of encouragement.
We're working out the final glitches with the calendar so be sure to check for upcoming events near you! If you have an event you'd like to add to the schedule, please send one of us a PM.
Be sure to set East Bay as your regional home to receive pep talks and have your word count help us in the regional competition.
Hello and welcome to the East Bay! We're happy to have you writing with us this November. Why don't you introduce yourself in the "Welcome and Introductions Thread" so we can get to know you?
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We are the birthplace of NaNoWriMo. How can we not rock?
We're the home of writers Jack London, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sidney Howard, Gertrude Stein, Amy Tan, and you!