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6 days ago
It's Week Two, folks, and that usually means the going is getting tougher. Your initial burst of creative energy poured into Week One, and now maybe you're thinking, "who are these people in my novel?" "What are they doing?" and "How do I make them do what I want them to do?" You might also be wondering if all this is worth it. It is! Most of your fellow novelists are feeling all or some of these things right now, and there's only one secret to getting through/past it. Just. Keep. Going. Sounds simple, right? I know it's simple, but not necessarily easy...but don't give up. Keep writing and things will fall into place, and you'll start to feel better. Just push your way through the Week Two Slump, and you might begin to see the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel...
13 days ago
The calendar page has turned and we're off! Have you started writing? Are you finishing your outline? Are you Googling random facts on which your plot might hinge? Searching for the perfect blend of coffe/tea/hard liquor to get you through the month? Whatever you're doing, try to get those first 1667 words done today. You'll be glad you did!
about 1 month ago
Hello, Capers! Are your novel plans beginning to take shape? Characters preparing to step onto the stage? November 1st draws inexorably closer! I'm still arranging our meeting spaces for this year, so watch for more details here and in your email!
~ Sherry
12 months ago
Writer friends, you have done gloriously this month. Whether you wrote 50 words or 50,000...you can still write a little more. Four more days. Keep going!
12 months ago
We're over 421k words for Cape Breton! Pat yourselves on the back, writers. You're awesome!
about 1 year ago
It's Week Two, folks, and you know what that usually means...you might flouder, get stuck, feel like nothing makes sense, hate your novel, hate yourself, and wonder why you ever thought you could do this in the first place. DON'T PANIC! 98%* of your fellow novelists are feeling all or some of these things right now, and there's only one secret to getting through/past it. Just. Keep. Going. Yep, that's it. Just don't give up. Keep writing and things will fall into place, and you'll start to feel better. It'll get easier after the Week Two Slump, I promise.
* Not a real statistic. But pretty darn close.
about 1 year ago
Backup Reminder! Have you backed up your novel yet? I backup every day because the thought of losing even a sentence that I've sweated over... *deep breaths* Well. Anyway. There are so many ways to back up your work--to a USB, to the cloud, even just emailing yourself a copy--there's no excuse for taking chances. Back up your work today!
about 1 year ago
And we're off! Some of you have already started writing. Some of you (like me), are fiddling around with word count trackers, making a few last-minute notes, and determining the perfect coffee temperature. Whatever works for you, do it...just get that first batch of words done today. "Well begun is half done"...said someone who never did NaNoWrimo... ;)
about 1 year ago
Hey Cape Breton NaNoWriMo Participants!

Our first event will be our Kick-Off on Sunday, October 29th. Join us at the CBU Cooperative Study Club, New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation, 37 Nepean Street Sydney, Nova Scotia, from 1 to 2 pm to meet some of your fellow Cape Breton Wrimos and share your plans (or lack of them!) for this year's novel challenge! Ask questions, get tips and advice, and hang out with other writers--it's always fun.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Sherry (wordsmith) - Municipal Liaison
about 1 year ago
The countdown is on! Do you have a plot? An idea? Are you going in cold with word one? You can do NaNo whatever way you want, which is cool. And if you want to do some planning, there's still time! Check the forums and post to the group if you want to chat about your project--or lack of one. :)
about 1 year ago
Ahoy, Caper Wrimos! CB Nanos! Whatever we like to call ourselves! Hope you're gearing up for a great NaNoWriMo 2017!
almost 2 years ago
A week and a bit left! How is your novel doing? At this point, some of you are thinking of giving up--or maybe you already have. Catching up from here may seem like an impossible task. And maybe it is. But you know, you could still write a LOT of words between now and the end of November. Sure, you might not hit 50k...and that's okay. You'll still have written more than you had at the beginning of the month, and getting words on paper is what it's all about. So I just want to say, KEEP WRITING. It's not over until midnight strikes on the 30th and we all turn back into pumpkins. Or something. :)
about 2 years ago
And we're off! Let's go, Capers! Fill those word count bars! :)
about 2 years ago
The countdown is on! Do you have your characters, plots, and outlines all set to go? Or are you about to dive in without a life preserver? Either way, We'll all be in the same boat on Tuesday. Let's sink or swim together!
about 2 years ago
Hello, Capers! Are your novel ideas coming together? Are your characters ready to step onto the stage? November 1st draws inexorably closer! We'll be meeting again this year at the CBU Cooperative Study Club space, so watch for more details here and in your email!
~ Sherry

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  • Joined October 15, 2002
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  • Location Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

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