Exciting news! I was just made a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Finger Lakes Region!
If you’re in the area and either already a WriMo, or want to become one, look us up on the forums!
In case you’re not familiar with NaNoWriMo, let me expand on this a little.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and is a free program and community for writers of all experience levels. The basic goal is to write a complete first draft novel during the month of November. It’s a community effort of group write-ins, word sprints and mentoring, both online and in person. It is a growing experience and a safe space for creative expression.
NaNo is broken up into regions for promotion, support, and other benefits. The Finger Lakes region is basically Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Tompkins, Yates and Wayne, NY counties. The ML is the coordinator for the Regional events. During NaNo (November) & the camps (April & July) they organize meet ups, write-ins, social events, etc. They are also the moderator(s) of their regional forum.
I’m still unpacking all of the information, but I wanted to shout this out. More to come, soon!