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This is Emmy under a new LJ. I'm going to be cleaning this community out and re-starting it, if you're still active in the Massachusetts area and want to stay on the members list, comment!

I'm also on the look out for Moderators in any and all Massachusetts Regions, if anyone wants to help out!
01 October 2007 @ 03:52 pm
Good evening Wrimo-ers... And welcome to planning month for NaNoWriMo~

Things will start to get going later this evening or tomorrow, probably.

>>; and as a sidenote, this post is now open to any whining if the site crashes when signups open later today/tomorrow. :)
18 September 2007 @ 11:07 pm
NaNoWriMo Preparations!

Now that i've gotten everybody's attention with the shiny---Come October 1st, NaNoWriMo community rules are in effect and I'm making some chief changes to the layout of this community.

1. Please, please, please introduce yourselves! Also, if you're an ML, please let everyone know your area! (I'd like to know these myself!)

2. Feel free to announce write-ins, kick-off parties, and lectures, regardless of whether you're an ML or not.

3. Icon posts are welcome, but for the dial-up users please only 3 worksafe icons for teasers and lj-cut the remainder of the post. Also indicate if there non-worksafe icons in your post, and also if more than half of your icons are animated or if you post a HUGE batch of icons, please also indicate that the post is "not dial-up friendly". If you don't know how to make an LJ-cut go here.

4. Please please please for the sanity of our friendlists, post any whining about NaNoWriMo forum crashes to the post I will be making on Sept 30th.

5. This year we will be implementing the tags system.

6. Also this year, I will be getting this community a little more active, I hope. Come on! We're all writers here. Starting October 1st, there will be:
-an intro post form
-a sub-regional board(so you can locate fellow genre writers and groups among other things before this all starts)
-exercises and competitions to get your ideas flowing (this is optional to participate in, but it gets the blood rolling--there may or may not be prizes and voting involved)
-tips and tricks! (both from the "No Plot? No Problem!" set and other places)
-plot/idea feedback days

Once November rolls around... (these are optional to participate in but are always fun to x-post)
-word count check in posts
-"look at what i've written" posts

and non-participatory, but inspirational: inspirational quotes and the "no plot? no problem! inspiration packets.

Side Notes
1. I'm looking for affiliates. If anyone has a community that they would like to be added to the friend-of-related-regional lists on the info, let me know.

2. Promote this community to your flist when it gets closer to Oct 1 and Nov 1.

3. I'm looking for graphics makers!
14 May 2007 @ 01:28 pm
Hi folks -

Is there anyone who would like to take over this community? I no longer live in Massachusetts, and haven't been able to participate in NaNoWriMo due to personal craziness.

If there's someone who would be interested in taking over, just reply here or to my private journal. If I don't hear of anyone being interested, I'll shut the community down on June 30th.
28 September 2006 @ 07:54 pm
That's right, National Novel Writing Month founder CHRIS BATY!

He's going to be talking at MIT next Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 4pm in 6-120 -- follow the signs.

It should be a fun, pre-November get-together. Hope to see you all there!

x-posted to nanowrimoboston and mass_nanowrimo
13 October 2005 @ 10:59 am
Hey all!

We've got a Yahoo group set up now for the NaNoWriMo's of the New England area.


Feel free to join and start the chatting a'rollin'!

Current Mood: creative
03 February 2004 @ 10:47 am

Its time to pull out the pen and look for all the flaws made while trying to pump out the 1,667 word a day minimum in November. NaNoEdMo, inspired by NaNoWriMo gives participants a chance to tackle their novel once again, this time trying to edit it in 31 days. The goal – 50 hours of total editing time working on your masterpiece in the month of March. Definatly workable, plus you have all of us crazies right beside you!
04 November 2003 @ 04:25 pm
Hi folks--

Due to a change in my boyfriend's work schedule, I will be unable to hold this Thursday's write-in at Borders in Braintree as originally planned. I need to pick him up at the commuter rail station at eight, and between driving time there and back, it pretty much makes my attempt to drive back over to Braintree a wash. :(

I WILL however, plan on being there NEXT Thursday, the 13th, from 7-9 p.m.

Sorry for the change.

Damn real life things... *sigh*

~ Mel.
03 November 2003 @ 02:56 pm
Date: Sunday, November 9th

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,

Where: Border's Bookstore in North Attleboro (1212 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760) -- across from the Emerald Square Mall. In the cafe area.

Look for heavy-set woman with blonde hair and glasses in NaNoWriMo t-shirt working on a white Mac iBook.

This session is a meet and greet-- bring your supplies if you want to write, but it's primarily just to meet other people, share ideas and talk about how things are going. Come whenever you can, stay for as long as you'd like/can. This past Sunday's meet and greet in Framingham went until about 5... which is fine for me, but I totally understand if you need to run so you can work on your word count.

Also, if you're in the North Shore... mark the date, November 16th. I'll be heading either to the Border's cafe or the Starbucks in Peabody, same time, for the same thing. :)

Hope to see you there!