I’m sitting at Davisville Starbucks 25 minutes before the Friday evening writing session officially begins, and watching my battery drain as my computer tries desperately to make me happy by connecting to the flaky Wi-Fi. I’ve already run diagnostics on my computer itself, during which time it assured me that the signal itself is the problem, not the computer. I think I even believe it.
This is wonderful proof that I would rather troubleshoot and put my computer through its paces than take the hint and use the internet-less time to write. But to be fair, I’m basically on par for my word count so far. I hope you are too!
We’ve got a couple of great things going on this weekend that I want to take right now to draw your attention to.
The first is tomorrow, November 9, and that is the NaNoWriMo Writing Marathon and Donation Day! All across the globe people will be writing hundreds of thousands of words (cumulatively, I mean, though you’re welcome to try—just please take care of your hands!) together, and pledging money for their marathon of words!
NaNo’s goal for tomorrow is to raise $50,000 over the course of the day. They’ll also be giving away PRIZES (PRIZES!!) every hour between 6am and 11pm PST. All of the official details about the Writing Marathon and Donation Day can be found here.
We also want to spread the donor Halos across the Toronto forums tomorrow, so check out this post!
We’ll also be hosting a virtual all-day writing session in #ToNaNo, our Mibbit chat room. Details here!
Busy tomorrow? Prefer to write with folks in person? This Sunday, November 10 is our famous Subway Writing Session! We sit on the Yonge-University-Spadina line and write and ride the whole U from Downsview to Finch and back again. Meet up at the north end of the platform at Downsview at 2:30 for the session! Details here.
Our usual Monday and Friday write-ins will be happening again this week, check the forum for details!
I’m going to take the very last vestiges of your riveted, born-from-procrastination attention to make sure you know that next weekend, NOVEMBER 16 @ 7 PM is the Halfway Party! It’s a geeky social night with geeky bands playing and a geeky book swap and the ToNaNo Silent Auction (bring cash!) The Halfway Party is being held at Sanctuary, 25 Charles St East, and you’re welcome to bring your own food into the space but please note that NO ALCOHOL WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING. Forum post and further details can be found here.
Don’t let the week two blues get you down!
A-Chels [the Over-Caffeinated]