Well, I’ve managed to grease the wheels toward getting a more local group of NaNo-ers set up, and it will be interesting to see how well things come together, as far as participation goes. I’ve been spurred to take this approach since there is no region that really covers my area — and to be quite honest I have no desire or money to drive up to South Bend after work once a week. When I first joined NaNoWriMo, there would be write-ins in Nappanee and Goshen, and let me tell you, those were terrific. Not only did you get to meet fellow writer, but the whole experience really helps you focus on getting writing done.
However, and even I admit these events weren’t very well attended (maybe because of the methods used to promote them), time passed and all write-ins began to be solely hosted in South Bend. So this year, I’m hoping by enlisting a couple of local libraries maybe a sound group of writers will come together here in Kosciusko County, eventually formulating an official NaNoWriMo region for the county and potentially neighboring ones like Elkhart County. I’ve already contacted one of the libraries, I intend to enlist this first year and will be making contact with the second one yet this week.
So far, I’m a little optimistic. We’ll see how it goes.
In other news, I was glad to receive my “2015 Writer’s Market” in the mail today. Definitely going to try and enter as many pieces as I can in 2015 and hopefully recoup the cost of purchasing the book. Hey, a person can dream.