It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this even though it happens yearly! We had our kick off party, well we call it “gentle nudge” because it wasn’t November yet but had all the briefing and info for newbies to know what would happen for the National Novel Writing Month.
For us, we brought our own food, some people brought snacks to join in the “food pile” and also random prizes for random quiz questions related to Nanowrimo to get participants to remember facts like “What do you win for Nanowrimo? Answer: Nothing! YAY!!” basically things like that.
To remind them that they don’t win anything but their own first draft of their story and a digital badge and all those things.
Mainly, it’s a marathon for yourself to complete your story.
And after the ‘official’ announcements and the whole programme bit we usually have a bit of cake and whatever snacks we’ve pooled in together and talk to each other.
It’s not often you meet other writers who are doing this too.
Besides the kick-off we have write-ins which are just scheduled meet ups somewhere to just type away.
This year’s gear for me is my phone and a keyboard attached to it. Also, yay for bagels, I do have a fondness for those with cream cheese.
Anyway, it’s simple enough, you can still join Nanowrimo. The rest is pretty much up to you to keep on course for your novel! 50,000 words in November. That’s it really. All the rest is up on the official website with the FAQ.