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GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!

Tonight is Night of Writing Drunkenly.


8PM EST - 1AM EST




Sarah has posted an awesome promo video, which you can find you can find here.

Some of you have let me know that youtube is finicky on your connection. So I am providing you with the following transcript below.

So now NO ONE has an excuse to say, "But, I didn't read it/listen to it!"

- Mod Emmy (brides_koneko)



NOWD Promo Transcript )
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Tonight is Night of Writing Drunkenly.

8PM EST - 1AM EST


Sign-in Required: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgdlCscF7b02dHRtd1dHejNUTHdKOVA2dzJfN3gzTnc#gid=0 (complete with rules)

VERBAL rules: http://youtu.be/rZoeyemFCL4

Transcript, written by the wonderful Emmy Wemmy!!: http://nanowrimo.livejournal.com/2499255.html

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/505742659456473/

Any questions, feel free to ask! I probably won't be in the room until about 6pm Eastern, closer to 7pm because of getting kids and husband set up :D
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This will be updated various times throughout the night. Please keep this open for up to the minute coverage of our wild and crazy night!

Greetings! The festivities begin at 6pm EST. Hope to see you over at http://www.chatzy.com/writingsprints for our night of writing dangerously!

As you know, we're having a contest to end the war against all wars: zombies vs plants vs bunnies! You can pick your own side right here on the google sign in doc. You must be signed in in order to be eligible for a prize!

Also, it's fun!

If you don't care which team you're a part of (which I have mondo trouble believing) just throw yourself down where there are the least amount of peeps.

We're running some pre warm up sprints now, so head into the chat room, get comfy and make yourself at home as we prepare to write! And write dangerously!

Posts of Interest:

Sign In Sheet
Graffiti Post
Sprint Totals
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Night of Writing Dangerously!

Our night will start at 6pm and will end late late late into the night. It will be six plus hours of reckless abandon sprinting. We will have games and teams and prizes and a musical guest star and wonderful things! If you've been there before you know just how amazing it can be.

I guarantee if you come for the whole time, you will get at least 4k (if you try every sprint).

So it's getting time. Maybe you need to catch up or maybe you need to you know, kick start yourself to start up again, the night of writing dangerously is the time.

A few deets )
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10 days... details to come this weekend.
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Just did the math:

November: 721 hours
Sleep: 240 hours
------
Leaving: 481 hours

So:

November: 481 hours
Eating/Hygiene: 45 hours
------
Leaving: 436 hours

So:

November: 436 hours
Work/School: 160 hours
------
Leaving: 276 hours

So:

November: 276 hours
Life: 36 hours
------
Leaving: 240 hours

So:

November: 240 hours

What are you going to do with those 240 hours? That's 8 hours* a day. You can use those to figure out how he met his mother, to play on the computer, obsess over your glitch, or farmville.

Or:

You could write a novel.

I choose plan B. How about you?

*On average. Again, it's different for everyone, but still it's jarring just how much time we really DO have when you break it down.
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
There are a BAJILLION* time zones in this world and we cannot do a YAY IT'S FINALLY NANOTIME as each time zone hits midnight.

For one, ugh we're tired.

For two, ugh you'd be annoyed if it's not your region - I know you. A BAJILLION* posts saying "Yay It's NaNo Time!" on the hour, every hour, for a BAJILLION* hours would be, well, ugh.

So! This is the OFFICIAL post. If you want to start a count down for your time zone, start it. If you want to just curl up and sob in pure panic because it's officially midnight your time, start a comment. If you want to - whatever, start it in the comments.

Oh, and btw, it's um, NaNo Time, woo.




*official number
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
October 30th

Special Event: Organizing your nano writing area 101
Special Dress: NaNo Gear Day - wear your nano themed gear, or make your own nano tshirts. :)
Special Sprints:
8pm - midnight a journey into insanity - Melissa
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
October 30th

Special Event: Organizing your nano writing area 101
Special Dress: NaNo Gear Day - wear your nano themed gear, or make your own nano tshirts. :)
Special Sprints:
8pm - midnight a journey into insanity - Melissa
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
October 30th

Special Event: Organizing your nano writing area 101
Special Dress: NaNo Gear Day - wear your nano themed gear, or make your own nano tshirts. :)
Special Sprints:
8pm - midnight a journey into insanity - Melissa
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
Today's special event was to make a cord. I wanted to take some time to break it down for you for all to understand.

In many, non western, cultures people often attach something to themselves as a tangible reminder of a promise that they have kept. In some religions and groups, a braided cord of sorts symbolizes a commitment that they have made.

During NaNoWrimo in November it's going to be very easy to forget your commitment. Real life will get in the way and life will become chaotic. You might easily forget your commitment to 50 works in a month.

That's where our cord comes in.

I want to encourage you to find some yarn and string and make a bracelet of sorts. It could be a piece of leather or a strip of fabric. It could even be a rubber band or a piece of raffia. Let your imagination guide you.

If you're crafty, braid several together. If you're not, don't. But take that piece of string/leather/fabric and tie it to your wrist. Leave it there the entire month of November. By the end of the month the strand will be nearly as battered and rough looking as your soul feels while writing your novel. Let it become a tangible, visible reminder to be on your computer or in your notebook writing. Don't remove it until December 1st, even if you quit halfway.

When others see it and comment on it, tell them about NaNo. Tell them about your goals and dreams and let it be something that helps you to be bold in sharing why you're participating in this experiment into insanity.

I'm going to take some cord tonight and make my own bracelet. It's going to be yellow and green and I'm really looking forward to it. We, as writers, need to hold ourselves accountable. No one will write this novel for you. No one will make you write it. Only you can do that for yourself. So do this as a moment to solidify the commitment and tie it to yourself. You won't regret it.
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Today's special event was to make a cord. I wanted to take some time to break it down for you for all to understand.

In many, non western, cultures people often attach something to themselves as a tangible reminder of a promise that they have kept. In some religions and groups, a braided cord of sorts symbolizes a commitment that they have made.

During NaNoWrimo in November it's going to be very easy to forget your commitment. Real life will get in the way and life will become chaotic. You might easily forget your commitment to 50 works in a month.

That's where our cord comes in.

I want to encourage you to find some yarn and string and make a bracelet of sorts. It could be a piece of leather or a strip of fabric. It could even be a rubber band or a piece of raffia. Let your imagination guide you.

If you're crafty, braid several together. If you're not, don't. But take that piece of string/leather/fabric and tie it to your wrist. Leave it there the entire month of November. By the end of the month the strand will be nearly as battered and rough looking as your soul feels while writing your novel. Let it become a tangible, visible reminder to be on your computer or in your notebook writing. Don't remove it until December 1st, even if you quit halfway.

When others see it and comment on it, tell them about NaNo. Tell them about your goals and dreams and let it be something that helps you to be bold in sharing why you're participating in this experiment into insanity.

I'm going to take some cord tonight and make my own bracelet. It's going to be yellow and green and I'm really looking forward to it. We, as writers, need to hold ourselves accountable. No one will write this novel for you. No one will make you write it. Only you can do that for yourself. So do this as a moment to solidify the commitment and tie it to yourself. You won't regret it.
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
Today's special event was to make a cord. I wanted to take some time to break it down for you for all to understand.

In many, non western, cultures people often attach something to themselves as a tangible reminder of a promise that they have kept. In some religions and groups, a braided cord of sorts symbolizes a commitment that they have made.

During NaNoWrimo in November it's going to be very easy to forget your commitment. Real life will get in the way and life will become chaotic. You might easily forget your commitment to 50 works in a month.

That's where our cord comes in.

I want to encourage you to find some yarn and string and make a bracelet of sorts. It could be a piece of leather or a strip of fabric. It could even be a rubber band or a piece of raffia. Let your imagination guide you.

If you're crafty, braid several together. If you're not, don't. But take that piece of string/leather/fabric and tie it to your wrist. Leave it there the entire month of November. By the end of the month the strand will be nearly as battered and rough looking as your soul feels while writing your novel. Let it become a tangible, visible reminder to be on your computer or in your notebook writing. Don't remove it until December 1st, even if you quit halfway.

When others see it and comment on it, tell them about NaNo. Tell them about your goals and dreams and let it be something that helps you to be bold in sharing why you're participating in this experiment into insanity.

I'm going to take some cord tonight and make my own bracelet. It's going to be yellow and green and I'm really looking forward to it. We, as writers, need to hold ourselves accountable. No one will write this novel for you. No one will make you write it. Only you can do that for yourself. So do this as a moment to solidify the commitment and tie it to yourself. You won't regret it.
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
October 28th

Special Event: Open the Thesaurus Day! An extra long list of words to add to your NaNoWrimo
Special Dress: Wear your writing hat day!
Special Sprints: 7pm-10pm - Sarah - Fun with Synonyms {finding the wordy way to say something}
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
October 28th

Special Event: Open the Thesaurus Day! An extra long list of words to add to your NaNoWrimo
Special Dress: Wear your writing hat day!
Special Sprints: 7pm-10pm - Sarah - Fun with Synonyms {finding the wordy way to say something}
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
October 28th

Special Event: Open the Thesaurus Day! An extra long list of words to add to your NaNoWrimo
Special Dress: Wear your writing hat day!
Special Sprints: 7pm-10pm - Sarah - Fun with Synonyms {finding the wordy way to say something}
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
Special Event: Create a NanoWrimo Eye Mask (shopping list and details to come)
Special Dress: Pajama party day! Wear your pjs all day long! (or at least while you're prewriting and joining us for sprints!)
Special Sprints: noon-3pm - Raising the Stakes and Character Reactions - Host: River
8pm-10pm Create the Sleeping Mask - Host: Mel
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
Special Event: Create a NanoWrimo Eye Mask (shopping list and details to come)
Special Dress: Pajama party day! Wear your pjs all day long! (or at least while you're prewriting and joining us for sprints!)
Special Sprints: noon-3pm - Raising the Stakes and Character Reactions - Host: River
8pm-10pm Create the Sleeping Mask - Host: Mel
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
Special Event: Create a NanoWrimo Eye Mask (shopping list and details to come)
Special Dress: Pajama party day! Wear your pjs all day long! (or at least while you're prewriting and joining us for sprints!)
Special Sprints: noon-3pm - Raising the Stakes and Character Reactions - Host: River
8pm-10pm Create the Sleeping Mask - Host: Mel
[identity profile] writingvixen.livejournal.com
Greetings nanoers.

As you know it's Sprint Week and we do hope you're participating in all the festivities. I just wanted to provide some more details on October 31st's events (the kick off)

We will be having sprints in our Chatzy room all day long, starting at Noon (EDT - think New York time) until November 1st and beyond! (A schedule for Week One of NaNo will be posted this weekend.) However during that time, not only will we be running sprints (because we realize that in lots of parts of the world nano will have begun) but we also will be hosting a costume party. Yes, that's right,a costume party.

In the USA, October 31st is Halloween where everyone dresses up and pretends to be someone else for a few hours (or as we call in my house, a typical Tuesday). So we're going to encourage you to show up to sprints in your costume of choice and write at your computer!

We will be posting a picture post where you can submit a pic of what you look like, however let me give you a few options in case you get stuck:

- come as your favorite character in literature!
- come as your favorite author
- come as your main character from your nanowrimo novel!

We hope to see you there and that you're excited to be a part of nanowrimo!

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