The official newspaper of SacNaNo. Published every Wednesday.
For Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Pep Talk Time
For those of you on track to make your 50K: CONGRATULATIONS!
And for those of you a bit behind: YOU CAN DO IT!
And for those of you who are pretty sure you won’t catch up, here’s what my co-ML Paul posted on the MLs’ group on Facebook today:
Joanna Penn, one of the most successful indie authors of the last decade, has never won NaNoWriMo. She’s never even made it past 22,000 words. But every novel she’s “lost” NaNo with has been published and made her tens of thousands of dollars.
So stick with your novel, and stick with the SacNaNo year-round write-ins. Typing “The End” is what matters, not what month it is when you do it. And keep your eye on the success stories. Paul participated in NaNoWriMo several times before he finally finished and published his first novel. Now he has five titles on Amazon and is making money.
Everybody’s route to success is different. What the successes all have in common is that they stuck with it.
Most NaNo regions report a big drop-off in participation midway through November. Maybe that’s happening here in Sacramento, but if so it’s hard to see. There were eight people at Monday’s Citrus Heights write-in and ten at yesterday’s gathering in Arden-Arcade. Your humble scribe has given up trying to keep count of the words written, but it’s pretty massive. Several members of SacNaNo have passed 50K. These folks continue to write while also cheering on the others.
Fri 11/22, 6:30 to 9:30 PM: Rancho Cordova Write-In, Starbucks at 1971 Zinfandel Dr, Rancho Cordova.
Sat 11/23, 2:00-4:00 PM: Self-Publishing Workshop/Write-In. Roseville Public Library, 225 Taylor St, Roseville. When you’ve completed your first draft, what are the next things you do to self-publish your book? Paul Austin Ardoin went through this process two years ago with his first novel. He’ll talk about the next steps to getting a successful novel self-published. This 30-minute session will be followed by a 90-minute write-in!
Sat 11/23, 6-9 PM: WRITE-IN. Panera, 916 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville.
Mon 11/25: 6:30-9:00 PM. Write-In, Panera, Greenback & Sunrise, 6:30-9 PM (and Discord)
Tue 11/26, 7-8PM: Gallowclass, free writing workshop taught by Michael Todd Gallowglas. Topic TBA. Online on MTG’s Twitch channel.
Tue 11/26, 7-9 PM: Write-in, Panera, 901 Howe Ave., Sacramento.
Wed 11/27: Virtual Write-In, Discord SacNaNo channel, 7-10 PM.