It’s practically June! You know what that means….summer at its peak, an emphasis on camping, swimming in community pools or–if you’re in the right places in the country–lakes or oceans–, getting that sexy tan and enjoying late night bonfires.
……and writing 50,000 words in a month, no holds barred, kill that inner editor good-n-dead.
Wait!–50,000 words? That sounds like we’re talking NaNoWriMo. But doesn’t that happen in November?
Why yes, it does. But it also happens in the summer as part of Camp NaNoWrimo (June and August) because one month alone….it’s just not enough.
When She Speaks I Hear the Revolution will be hosting nanowrimo-themed events and write-ins throughout the month. Everyone’s encouraged to participate and if you’re interested and live in Salt Lake, please join the WSSIHtR facebook group for updates as they happen. Also every Thursday night in June we’ll meet up at Coffee Break (430 E 400 S) which is just off the trax line so it’s pretty easy to access. Just look for the crazy writer types stuck at their laptops and taking breaks only for the caffeinated beverage next to them. We’ll be meeting from 7-11 and writers are encouraged to come and go as they need, but I do ask–that on the off chance that no one shows up and you’re planning on showing up at 9:30/10:oo…..let me know. Email me at rebelgrrrl.theblog at gmail.com if you are seeing that as a concern and need my info.
These write-ins will be totally informal. Bring your laptops or notebooks. Expect to do nothing but write. With the occasional conversation. And the occasional dare or even word sprint. (I’ve never really done one but people seem to like them?)
Keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available and for those participating in the June Camp NaNoWriMo–GOOD LUCK!! NaNoWriMo is always a challenge, and sometimes your dedication results in that 50k victory and sometimes life drags you down and breaks your arm in order to keep you from writing. But fear not. The most important thing about NaNoWriMo is having FUN, so flex your wrists, dust off those cobwebs taking up residence in your imagination, and get ready to run the 50k word marathon to the finish.