Monday, September 8, 2008

264. Gearing up for November

While others are all excited about November because of elections, I'm gearing up for November for an entirely different reason. November--National Novel Writing Month!

Not much is happening right now at the NaNoWriMo main page. But there is interesting news hidden in the folds: Like the news that the NIGHT OF WRITING DANGEROUSLY is scheduled for 11/15/2008. There's no way that I'll make it to Seattle, Washington in November, but it's possible we'll have our own 24-hour writing session in Saipan. (I'm thinking Shirley's Coffee Shop.)

Other news that I've come across: the Young Writers Program (open to any kid age 12 and under, and any organized class from kindergarten to grade 12) will have a snazzy new website design.

Just looking at this crazy page makes me want to be a young writer. Well, at least I'm young at heart (on a good day!).

So now it's time to find some young writers here in Saipan and encourage them to join the NaNoWriMo madness.

And anyone else who's out there still thinking about writing a novel, don't delay. Sign up at the NaNoWriMo website now. And in November, join the small, but growing, pod of island writers pounding out a NOVEL!!!


Boni said...

Hi Jane, I couldn't link to the novel writing site. Got an url I can follow?

Saipan Writer said...

I've fixed the link. Sorry about that.

But I'm excited to hear your interested!

Saipan Writer said...

I forgot to mention, if you're interested in having a class (during school) or a club (after school) participate in the Young Writer's Program, I'm very willing to come in and help. They'd probably want a few preparation and discussion sessions in October (to build enthusiasm and get some thoughts down). I'd also provide the YWP workbook (just xeroxed copies).

Let me know.