USA :: Florida :: Pinellas North
28 days agoHey there, and welcome to NaNoWriMo!
Whether you are brand new to NaNo, or are an old hat, we are so excited that you are here, taking the plunge. 50,000 words in just 30 days seems like an insurmountable endeavor, but we will be with you every step of the way, cheering you along. Know that you CAN do this - thousands of other WriMos prove that it is possible every year.
If you’re new this year, never fear! Your MLs (that stands for municipal liaisons) have been around the block quite a few times. With almost twenty years combined NaNoWriMo experience, Cara and Sam are here to help you achieve your goals this November.
Please keep an eye on our regional calendar for write-in events, especially the TGIO Party (that means Thank God It’s Over for you newbies out there), which we will be announcing later on in the month. Either Cara or Sam will try to be at each officially sanctioned write-in, but feel free to host your own if the spirit moves you.
This year we will be hosting our kickoff party at Waypoint 6 on Saturday, October 27th from 2 to 4 pm. Please come join your fellow writers and discuss what you will be writing this November! Don’t forget to grab this year’s sticker and get a raffle ticket for your chance to win one of the many giveaways available.
Waypoint 6 is located at 9057 Ulmerton Road.
They will be holding their Halloween party that evening, so feel free to come in costume and stay past the NaNoWriMo party!
Official Meet Ups
These meetups are hosted by at least one of our co-MLs. Other meetups may be arranged by other writers in the group.
*Tuesdays at Panera from 5:30-8PM
*Wednesdays at Waypoint 6 from 6-9pm
*Sundays at Barnes and Noble from 10am-2pm
The Night of Writing Dangerously
For years, NaNoWriMo has hosted an all-night extravaganza full of writing and mass consumption of caffeine and candy. As flying to San Diego will likely never happen for many of us, and as HQ has sadly announced its retirement, we are going to host our own this year! On November 17th, plan to join us for an all night long write-in featuring our own twist on the event. Location is to be announced but will likely be closer to central Pinellas.
This event happens after the frenzy of writing has passed, usually a week or two into December (so we can all catch up on our sleep!) If you would like to pre-purchase a winner’s shirt, we can officially present it to you during this event. We will also have fancy certificates for winners. We will post more details when arrangements have been finalized.
Ways to Connect
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/NaNoWriMoNorthPinellas
Discord - https://discordapp.com/channels/375822582718398466/375822582718398469
We have also started a Facebook group (located here:/) to help streamline communication. Feel free to join it to make new friends, help with those plot bunnies, or even just to procrastinate just a little (we won’t tell!)
Looking forward to a great year of writing with you all,
Cara and Sam
Meet your MLs
Welcome to the Pinellas North region of NaNoWriMo! We are centered around Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, and the surrounding areas. We look forward to having a successful NaNoWriMo!
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