USA :: Connecticut :: Shoreline
Due to what is looking like a head cold that I think I'll be able to shake off, I won't be able to make the write-in on Wednesday. I think an afternoon of rest will help to fix things before tomorrow :)
However, please do feel free to meet and write at Panera! I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, and will hopefully see all of you at the same Panera (Hamden) on Friday from 10-6 for a full day of writing!
The November 21st Write-In will be held at the Hamden Panera (on Dixwell Ave) from 3pm-6pm.
Hi everyone! The write-in on Wednesday, November 21st will be held at the Panera location in Hamden. Time to follow.
Don't forget to donate today! Even $1 helps. To prove I would never ask you guys to do something I myself don't do, I just made my donation. Head on over to the store to select which donation is right for you (or choose your own)!
Every year I'm approached by wrimos who tell me that NaNo has given them new friends. A jump start on a story they've always wanted to write. The confidence to write longer stories. I won't push for donations on any other day but if you have a dollar, and a minute, please consider donating it to the Office of Letters and Light so that they can keep bringing us NaNoWriMo every year. Thank you!
Hi Wrimos! Happy Halloween!
I hope you're all safe after the storm and that recovery is going well for you and yours.
I'm happy to report that Common Grounds in Branford IS open, and has electricity and wi-fi. Our write in tomorrow night will take place, as planned. John and I will both be there, but I won't be able to make it until after karate--so I will see you toward the latter half of the event.
John and I will get in touch with you about this weekend's write in, which will likely be combined with our kick off party. Location and details to follow--please stay tuned. You can find updates on our regional forum page, our facebook page and our twitter. We'll also send out NaNo mail updates for events changing due to storm recovery.
As John mentioned in his previous notes, we hope you have the chance to write each day of early November. However, safety, and getting your home back to right, is more important. We'll have plenty of word wars over the course of next month so don't worry about catching up from the first few days.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
First and foremost, I hope that all are safe after the storm, and that recovery has begun. I implore everyone to check on your friends, family, and neighbors; then see if there is anything that you can do in your community to help. That's number one.
Number two is our first scheduled write-in, which is at Common Grounds in Branford. I work at Branford High School, so I took a spin there this morning, and there is no power to the center (and majority) of that town. As the day comes closer, I shall keep everyone informed as to the status of the event, and whether we will move it elsewhere, or to an online format. If your situation allows, do write that day, but remember your priorities.
I'll be checking this site and the FB forum occasionally throughout the day. My thoughts are with all, and let's use this storm to bring out the best in one another.
-John (your co-ML)
KICK OFF RESCHEDULED
A quick note--I know I said yesterday our kick off would take place as planned. However, response has been dismal at best (not that RSVPs have been required). Due to the approach of the storm, this is completely understandable as I'm sure everyone has plenty to prepare for.
John and I will get back to you soon with the new date/time of the Kick Off (we might combine it with an already scheduled write in).
Thank you for your understanding & stay safe,
Nothing is 100% of course, but forecasters are estimating that there is at least a 90% chance that this storm is going to pound right into the northeast. First, a note on safety: Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Seriously--I don't want to scare anyone, but it's better to be safe than sorry. The second note about this storm is that if it follows the US computer model, it will linger right over Connecticut for a couple of days. If this happens, any events scheduled for NaNo during the storm may be presumed cancelled. If I have power/internet, I will try to run word wars on our Facebook and Twitter, but like most of you, I live in a heavily wooded area and am preparing for a loss of power that could extend several days. If I do lose power, I will email you when I get it back, with NaNo event updates. Bottom line: If you don't feel safe going outside (even after the storm, trees and limbs can still fall, so be careful), then don't worry about getting to an event.
The National Hurricane Center offers a preparedness guide here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php
Just a heads up to those who aren't sure...our region DOES include the Greater New Haven area. So, if you are one who finds themselves scribbling words in a downtown Elm City cafe, our region is for you! Check out our calendar!
We're live! Feel free to start posting in events you're planning to attend (particularly the pre-nano workshops as this would be nice to know, in general). Also, you can create your novel. Have fun getting set up for NaNo 2012 and we're looking forward to seeing you soon!
Meet your MLs
Our region encompasses the CT Shoreline and welcomes all wrimos from anywhere who wish to join our merry bunch! We work hard during NaNo, but aren't afraid to have some fun either. In 2011 we began featuring October workshops and in November, both an all-day and a separate all-night write-in, as well as a game night along with at least two write-ins each week, and the kick-off and TGIO parties.