November is "National Novel Writing Month" - (NaNoWriMo) an international event when would-be authors, writing hobbyists and prolific scribblers join an online community of like minded folks to challenge themselves to write a 50K first draft of a novel in 30 days. For anyone who has ever dreamed about writing a novel, this is a great opportunity to get started!
The Night of Writing Dangerously (NOWD) is a traditional NaNoWriMo in-person gala event held in California. Participants gather at a hotel where over the course of the evening, Wrimos can focus on their novel without the distraction of work, chores, family, etc., and make considerable gains on their word counts with all the positive noveling mojo in the crowd.
This is our local version of the event, hosted by the NH Municipal Liaison, Yvette Couser/wilabea94
After- Hours Write-In Schedule:
by 4 pm - Arrive during library's open hours and check in. There are many places to plug in a laptop or curl up with a notebook throughout the main floor. We will be taking a break on the lower level in our large meeting room.
5:00 Library officially closes to the public
4:00-6:30 - Write
6:30-7:30 - Dinner break in the Klumpp Room - raffle off door prizes (I have a few NaNo mugs donated by our Friends of the Library group)
7:30-10:00 Write; option to join in Word Sprints (these will also be run on the forum so you can still participate virtually and up your word count with us!!)
Dinner is pot-luck style so you can bring something to share; alternatively, you can BYO Brown Bag supper (we do have a microwave). Your ML will make a crockpot of mac n cheese and a crockpot of sweet & sour meatballs. The Library will provide drinks, coffee/tea, chips, and dessert. Please register on the library's website so we can get an estimate of how many will plan to attend.
Thank you to the staff of the Merrimack Public Library and the Friends of the Merrimack Public Library for supporting local writers!