On November 15, National Novel Writing Month will be bringing together the most mighty of endurance novelists for an event that will define our generation forever.
I’m speaking, of course, of NaNoWriMo’s Night of Writing Dangerously. It’s a write-a-thon, and it will take place at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco. With your help, I can be sitting in one of these empty seats, writing my heart out. Of course, it’s my little heart that almost gave out on me last year. It is amazing that I’m still here to write at another NANO. In fact, I want to celebrate it by going to Writing Dangerously again this year.
Last year, I had the motto of Write or Death, Nano 2014. I almost did just that. I’ve been having to go through a lot of physical rehab and therapy, see lot’s of doctors, and just write to keep my sanity. When I got out of the hospital at the end of December, writing was a way to keep my mind busy and rehab my thinking abilities. Over the months, writing kept me sane. I’ll be continuing my rehab. and have taken a year off from my day job to regain my health and write. This event will be a highlight of my celebration of what I’ve done to heal myself. Writing has been a large part of it. And NaNo has really helped be a vehicle to motivate me now and in the past.
Some of you might remember some of the posts I was doing last year in regards to NANO. I tried it for the first time, and loved it. In fact, it has been keeping my sanity for the last year with all my health issues. With the Camp NANOs during the summer, it’s kept my writing on track. I’m now taking the year off and writing full time as I get my health under control.
So, I could really use your support to attend the write-a-thon. Last year, I got tons of writing done, had a lovely dinner, and enjoyed the company of fellow writers. I’d like to keep this going as a tradition. This year my motto is: I LIVED TO WRITE ANOTHER DAY NANO 2015.
My novel, Everything For Love is half done. I plan to finish it during NaNo along with starting the next series after Beware of Warlocks. It is Beware of Vampires, and will have Cassandra, Cat’s friend, as the heroine. So, there will be lots for me to write.
Attendees like me must raise $275 to get in the door, and from there, a rich array of prizes, delicious food, and sumptuous writing time awaits. But this is not about me getting a treat-filled night of literary abandon. This is about children and adults getting the encouragement, structure, and inspiration they need to achieve their creative potential. Proceeds from the event will fund National Novel Writing Month’s free creative writing programs in hundreds of schools and communities around the world. You know me. I’m a sucker for any thing that supports writing eduction. It’s the teacher in me.
NaNoWriMo does inspiration like nobody else (did I mention I’m writing an entire novel this November?). And on their behalf, I am asking you to donate. They really help motivate me to get the writing done. Nothing like a goal and some dazzling prizes to act like a carrot to motivate you to sit your butt in a chair and write. At this event, it’s sit in a chair and write, with candy, wine, and dinner. Nothing better. I would appreciate your support. Whether it’s $1, $5, $10 or any amount you wish, it will go to support NaNo. I also have participated in Camp NaNo for April and July. So, I find it is a fabulous way to get focused on writing your novel.
I’m taking an Advanced Fiction Writing class to gear up for NaNo 2015. So, I feel sharpening my writing tools will produce some fabulous writing. As a reader or follower, you will benefit by having new, awesome stories to read. You won’t be disappointed.
Thank you for supporting me in my novel-writing quest, and for helping National Novel Writing Month create a more engaged and inspiring world. And thank you for helping me to write another day!