USA :: Texas :: Collin County
The last weekend day is here! Lock yourself in a room or lock others out of the house! Either way WRITE WRITE WRITE! Do not give up now! Just found this on Kindle too - a FREE download : Thirty Daily Tips for NaNoWriMo
Day 13 Word Count Goal : 21,671
Today’s Word Challenge : Pancake
Noun: a thin, flat cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or in a frying pan; griddlecake or flapjack.
Verb: (of an airplane or the like) to drop flat to the ground after leveling off a few feet above it
“Whether a character in your novel is full of choler, bile, phlegm, blood or plain old buffalo chips, the fire of life is in there, too, as long as that character lives.” —James Alexander Thom
Day 10 Word Count Goal : 16,670
Today’s Word Challenge : Kraken
Noun: a legendary sea monster causing large whirlpools off the coast of Norway.
“We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings. … Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.” — John Updike, WD
Day 11 Word Count Goal : 18,337
Today’s Word Challenge : Ruminate
Verb: to chew again or over and over
Verb: to meditate on; ponder
“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” — Doris Lessing
Day 7 Word Count Goal : 11,669
Today’s Word Challenge : tesseract
Noun : the generalization of a cube to four dimensions.
“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.” — Stephen King, WD
Day 5 Word Count Goal : 8,335
Today’s Word Challenge : Ashura
Noun : the tenth of the month of Muharram, an important fast day for Sunni Muslims.
“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.” — Samuel Johnson
Day 3 Word Count Goal : 5,001
Today’s Word Challenge : Yett
Noun: Iron lattice gate at a castle entry (origin Scottish)
“Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.” — George Singleton
Don’t let Saturday get in the way of your writing…. let writing get in the way of your Saturday, okay Rough Writers?
Day 2 Word Count Goal : 3,334
Today’s Word Challenge : Whirlwind
Noun: any of several relatively small masses of air rotating rapidly around a more or less vertical axis and advancing simultaneously over land or sea, as a dust devil, tornado, or waterspout.
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” — Mark Twain
We are not going for lightning today folks. Having a hard time thinking of the right word to use and losing valuable seconds? Use “whirlwind” instead and come back to in on December 1st.
Day 1 Word Count Goal : 1,667
Today’s Word Challenge : Delicate
Adjective: Very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality.
Noun: A delicate fabric or garment made of such fabric
“You don’t actually have to write anything until you’ve thought it out. This is an enormous relief, and you can sit there searching for the point at which the story becomes a toboggan and starts to slide.” — Marie de Nervaud, WD
This is true.... except during NaNo! Sitting there is going to mean you have 0 words by the end of the day.... so put your fingers to they keyboard and type out whatever is going through your head, right now! Then, place some quotation marks around it, followed by the phrase "s/he thought to herself why the real story appeared in its glory. For lack of time s/he left the unedited, incoherent mess and continued on with the new plot."
Impromptu Overnight Kick Off at IHOP Allen 11:00 PM - ??????
November 1st Travelling Kick Off Details
(You are invited to travel with our stop in as you can!)
7:30 - 9:00a
Generator Coffeehouse at 107 N 6th St, Garland
9:30 - 11:00a
Saxbys Coffee at 227 E FM 544 #601 Murphy
11:30 - 2:00p
The Pantry at 214 East Louisiana Street McKinney
There will be lots of neat prizes and gifts at this event!
5:30 - 7:30p
Panera Bread on Preston at 121 Plano/Frisco
Kick Off / Plot Party
This Sunday :: 6:00p - 9:00p at IHOP in ALLEN on west side of 75 between Exchange and McDermott.
No WiFi so please bring your Hub spot if you have one! Thanks!
We will release details about November 1st travelling Kick Off on Monday!
Kick Off / Plot Party
This Sunday :: 6:00p - 9:00p
Plano near 75 & Plano Pkwy (Thank you Joyce!)
IHOP or Dennys?????
You pick.... use the forum thread or check Facebook!
Region Members 409
Region is "Home" 324
Kick Off Party details are in the works. Email uswith suggestions about where we should hang out for 2-3 hours at a time : email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Write In Forums are now unlocked! Sorry about the confusion!!
Also VERY IMPORTANT dates that are still open for scheduling::
The Plot, Kick Off, and TGIO parties!!! EEEkkk! Ideas anyone?
To add events to the calendar or share party ideas email ::
NaNoWriMo2012 is almost here!! Details on parties and Write Ins and all the other fun events will be coming soon (like tonight!) Always feel welcomed to contact an ML if you have a question, or join the Facebook group where 120 of us have come together to stay in touch on a regular basis. Everyone there has some great piece of advice, or can straighten out any mis-information I have shared!!? Keep your eyes open and your get those fingers limbered up..... NaNoWriMo begins in only 22 days!!!!!
NaNoWriMo 2012 is coming soon!
Want to ML??
Want to host a Write-In??
Are you a librarian, teacher or bookstore owner that wants to support your local NaNo Writers?
A business who can sponsor gifts, Kick Off or TGIO events?
Please contact me and lets work to make Collin County's 2nd year AMAZING!!
Camp NaNoWriMo 2012 is here and there is a good group of Rough Writers bunking up! To join a cabin, please go to the Facebook group, or comment on the thread below.
Sunday, May 20th is the next monthly Rough Writers meeting -- save the date, come, meet and greet, share some writing if you'd like, listen to others, help us plan Write Ins, etc...... hope to see you there!
Hope everyone enjoyed NANOWRIMO2011 so much they want to be hosts next year! Or better yet, MLs! We are hoping to find people in each of Collin Counties cities to help organize the fun of overnight and weekly Write Ins. If you are interested in more information please email me at email@example.com!
Word Count Goal :: 50,000
Baty-ism :: Welcome to the winner circle!
Challenge :: Sentence Anagram : SAYONARA
Word of the Day :: denouement (noun): the end result
Bonus Challenge :: Share the last sentence you will write / have written for NaNoWriMo2011… you may win a prize the TGIO party!
NaNoWriMo's the time has come to call into work, send the kids away to anywhere, buy the box of coffee from Starbucks and WRITE! Whether you have 1k or 13k you can still do this! Together lets just dig in our heels and push! And guess what? As I predicted, this November - writing happened. Great job everyone!
PS ... if you are a winner.... please stumble across the "Are You A Winner?" thread and post the news for all to read. And you know how I feel.... if you cross the starting line, YOU ARE A WINNER!
THURSDAY'S WRITING DANGEROUSLY PRE-EVENTS
:: AM) Morgywn's Write In at Starbucks at Main & Teek (8-11am)
:: PM) Global Peace Factory (6-9pm)
FRIDAY NIGHT'S Writing Dangerously at IHOP (9pm-9am)
:: Located at Tollway and Main, in the back area
:: Don't forget extension cords and tips for your waiter(s) please.
:: Beth Shumate is hosting!
SATURDAY MORNING'S Writing Dangerously(s)
:: at Wylie's Smith Library (9a-1p): Conference Room use is shared and first-come, first served. For more information, call 972-516-6250
:: at IKEA (9:30a-12:30p): Same details as before, free coffee and sweet rolls and lots of fun Stacy Reeves will be hosting!
SATURDAY AFTERNOON Writing Dangerously at GPF (3p-6p)
:: Same as before too. Two free regular coffees with refills to first two writers. Host is Erin Phegley.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON Writing Dangerously at Frisco Public Library
:: McCallum Room on the 4th Floor. Questions? Contact Gabi at 972-292-5603 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE VERIFY TIMES. I am emailing Gabi now. :)
UNT Kicks off a Week of Writing Dangerously this Sunday, and there will be another over night writing event planned for Friday the 18th and a ton of Write Ins in between. Its gonna be some fun! So...
Yes - you see it - we have a Weekend of Writing Dangerously Write In planned! So don't worry ... even if you fall 10k behind or need to write ahead for the holidays... we are already thinking of you! Its on the calendar so pay attention for details!
NaNoWriMo 2011 begins in just over 36 hours and things are going to get going pretty quickly once 11/01/11 12:00:01 hits... so get ready, the time is near. Which means your faithful MLs are scrambling to monitor messages, answer emails and consider their own very-very-late outline plots. PLEASE SEND US A PRIVATE MESSAGE IF YOU WANT A WRITE IN TO GO ON THE CALENDAR!!?? PLEASE!!?? Otherwise have fun in the forums, on Facebook, at the Kick Off Parties and additional Write Ins.
In the words of Christ Baty:
"We can all do amazing, impossible things when given a deadline, a supportive community and unlimited access to chocolate and caffeine."
We includes YOU!!
Come join us as we bring in NaNoWriMo2011 the right way..... WRITING!
The KICK OFF Party begins Monday, October 31 at 11:30pm lasting until Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00am in the Comfort Suites at Frisco Square / Pizza Hut Park (DNT access road, just N of Main). Coffee and cake provided... BYOSnacks.
If you are unable to attend the over night, we will have a Part Two beginning at 11:00 am on November 1st at the Global Peace Factory. First (2) WriMo's receive a cup of free coffee.
Anyone who attends Write Ins will receive a "raffle ticket" which will go for a weekly "free drink" drawing sponsored by the Global Peace Factory. See you there!
It's confirmed. Our Pre-Party Party is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Global Peace Factory. We will meet and greet, talk about about Write In possibilities and maybe even do a little prep work on outlines, plots and character building. Laptops welcome!
Calling all North Texas Rough Writers! We are excited about our new region launch this November and want everyone to feel welcomed to participate. We have a calendar up with Write In locations in Frisco (McKinney and Plano are coming soon).... so please come be a part, maybe get a free cup of coffee and win chances for weekly and TGIO prizes!
In the meanwhile... a Pre-Kick-Off-Party Party on Tuesday October 18th at the Global Peace Factory will be a great place to come meet your fellow NaNo friends and get that outline started, and the Kick Off Party is scheduled to start on October 31st @ 11:00 pm, to be held at the Comfort Inn Suites of Frisco.
You can also join the fun on the Facebook group "NaNoWriMo : North Texas Rough Writers"
Meet your MLs
North Texas Rough Writers MLs:
Courtney Reeves -- MrsMeReeves
Erin Phegley -- somedayarealwriter
Have ANY questions you don't want to post to the forum... feel welcomed to reach out to us whenever you want! We will be happy to help..... or find help..... or admit we are helpless.....!!?