National Novel Writing Month
For those who may not be aware, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or just NaNo for short) is a yearly sprint to write 50,000 words of a novel during the 30 days of November. It’s a personal challenge designed to kick writerly butts into gear to work on projects writers always mean to work on but always find some excuse or another to put it off. It is a non-profit organization whose sole focus is encouraging more people to write!
Note: Despite the word “National” in the name, NaNo is open to everyone, everywhere in the world!
DayKnights in November
The challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days is upon us, and DayKnights push forward to well-represent our community! Some DayKnights started meeting during October for planning purposes, and we will continue such meetups as much as everyone wants. Below I’ve included more information on the events coming up, and if you have more ideas for ways to help everyone on this crazy adventure, let me know, and we’ll get it posted and running!
DayKnight Google Hangouts
Wednesdays: 7:30 pm PST – Hosted by Stephanie (and possibly Nomikkh if Stephanie’s unavailable)
The hangouts in October were focused mostly on planning. For November, I’d say we can continue the same goal, only now we know where we are, and perhaps better know what pieces are missing! Draw on the power of the community to help fill in the missing pieces that are slowing your progress!
Be sure you have Google Hangouts installed ahead of time (it doesn't take long, but it can be frustrating to try to join a hangout and then realize you have to install the client).
If you would like to hangout, but this time doesn’t work, suggest another time that does and we’ll see if we can’t get another hangout going at that time as well! We want everyone to participate who would like to!
While the day9.tv chat is subscriber-only during the live daily, the chat is open during the rest of the day. It makes a great place to connect to people also writing for moral support, instant feedback/ideas when you’re stuck, and I will be happy to run all kinds of crazy things along the lines of @NaNoWordSprints. Post below if you know when you’ll be in the chat!
This thread will be a great place to post questions, concerns, requests for inspiration, whatever you need! If you have a character you need to get to walk through a door he/she flat doesn’t want to, and you’ve run out of plausible ways to accomplish this, post your conundrum and the DayKnights will do our best to come up with a solution! Have a character who is too perfect, and you need a nice debilitating flaw to use to cut him/her down to size? Post what you know about the character and we’ll brainstorm soul crushing defects for him/her! Whatever you need, let us know!
If you want to make sure you don't miss any updates to this thread, be sure to click on the icon below the post (the little eye one) to follow the thread so you keep up with how everyone is doing!