Okay, men (and women),
This is it. The big one, The one we’ve all been waiting for.
NaNoWriMo.org has been wiped and reset to 2017. You can log in and create your novel!
So, did you know we have a Goodreads group? I know, reading books is not nearly as enjoyable as actually writing them, but hear us out. Last month, we read Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee, who, guess this, is a local wrimo, who wrote it for NaNoWriMo and got published. FYI, she may show up to an event to say ‘Hi!’.
This month we’re reading Switched by Amanda Hocking. Amanda started out as a self publisher with help from Pronoun, one of those sponsors from HQ (who also sponsored TGIO last year). These days she’s published by Macmillan and she’s coming to our TGIO party to give us some advice on self publishing.
If you haven’t been participating, or didn’t know, it’s not too late to read the books and start chatting about them in the group. It’s entirely possible active group members might get a little… something… at a later date.
9 Weeks until NaNoWriMo continues
And now its really time to prep because before you know it it will be time for…
El Cholo Pasadena
Sunday, October 29th 3-5pm
Per usual, we will have door prizes and a raffle. Hopefully we won’t over do it again (last year no one left empty handed)
Midnight Blast Off
Tuesday, October 31 (All Hallows Eve) 10pm – Wednesday, November 1st (All Saints Day), 2am
Julie is the one risking her soul to host on the most terrifying of nights (that entire week is actually a bit creepy). Battle your way through the ghouls and goblins to join the first write in of the month. Reward your endeavors with pie (or a burger. that works too).
The forum RSVP will open in about two weeks. The Facebook event is here.
Great Train Escape
Meanwhile Julie and Alexis are planning on bidding them farewell before taking the local trains around for a bit of a Ride in,. I mean write in. It’s listed on the calendar!
Thank God It’s Over (TGIO)
Geeky Teas, Burbank
Sunday, December 3rd, 3-5 pm
Finally, when it’s all over we’ll party in Burbank. There will be some sort of refreshment and there will be Amanda Hocking telling us about self publishing. And probably some prizes because what’s a NaNo LA event without prizes?
Geeky Teas is also the GeeKitties cat rescue, so there are cats on premise, basically on the opposite side of the building from us.
I think that’s everything currently happening. Save the Dates, read some books, prepare your families for your vanishing act next month.