We've now crossed the half-way mark of November and of National Novel Writing Month. In one crazy month, we novelists crank out a brand-new novel draft of at least 50,000 words. Well, that's the challenge!
This is the second year that we have had an "official" region as part of NaNoWriMo and our region is called "Elsewhere::Micronesia." It embraces all of Micronesia, so although regions are typically "municipalities" and our NaNoWriMo-designated leaders are called "Municipal Liaisons," it's quite obvious that our region is a bit, um, more spread-out!
In the past, there have been writers from the Marshall Islands and Palau, as well as Guam and Saipan. This year, we've got writers only in Guam and Saipan, but wow! We have a lot MORE writers, and we are writing a lot more words! There is a ton of story-telling going on just now.
So for a quick run-down, here's the scoreboard for those who have posted word counts (by user name or real name, and word count), as of the close of November 15, 2009. I know these writers are part of our region, because they've set Elsewhere::Micronesia as their home region, or they've put some detail in their personal profiles from which I could place them here.
Leo Babauta: 47,044
Sea Phoenix /Shannon Giel: 32,460
Cjcarino/ Carlo: 30,019
Anna Passion/Anna Rose DLG: 20,159
Josemango/Joe Race: 17,989
Lisswain/ Lis Swain: 17,231
Wheaty2008/Matt Wheat: 1,762
Roseanna/ Roseanna Sablan: 1,003
As you can tell, we are really writing up a storm!
Three of us have "won" NaNoWriMo before--meeting the challenge of writing 50,000 words in November: Me (4 time winner), Joe Race (3 time winner) and Leo (1 time winner). I think we'll have more "winners" this year than ever before!
I am really, really happy to see so much novelling going on in "Elsewhere::Micronesia."