Brave Novel Writers Kick Off an Ambitious Month

by admin Event Recaps. Posted on October 30, 2011.

Write On The River’s courageous cadre of WriMos (National Novel Writing Month participants) met last weekend at the Coffee Cabin in Wenachee, WA to kick off what is sure to be an insane but inspiring month.  They’ve each pledged to attempt to write a 50,000 word minimum novel, start to finish, during the month of November.  This international challenge (millions have participated worldwide – hundreds of thousands every year) is a fun, frenzied way to get to blow the cobwebs off your writing life and get a completed rough draft in your hands.  With a lot of work, everyone in the group will have a manuscript in hand to pitch at the Write On The River Writing Conference in May!

Seven-twelfths of our ambitious Write On the River NaNoWriMo group

This is the first year that Write On The River has organized a NaNoWriMo group, and we’re thrilled with the level of participation and enthusiasm among local writers.  Besides the seven stalwart individuals in the picture (plus one who left before the picture), the group includes four more who could not make the meeting.

Coffee was consumed, introductions made, tips and advice were offered, ideas were exchanged, and lots of hearty good luck was wished.  We also set the date for a mid-month Write-In at Caffe Mela to re-connect, encourage one another, and add some more words to our word count.  Feel free to join us whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or not!   The Write-In will be November 18th at 4:30.

Wish us all good luck and great writing – we’ll need plenty of both!