For those who missed last night’s Kick Off excitements, here’s a run-down of the Exciting Announcements we shared.
Ever feel like you need a map and compass to navigate NaNo? Well, we can’t help you with that, but this year we are offering you an exciting opportunity to see where you’ve been! Your ToNaNo Passport is free and the more stamps you collect, the better chance of winning a PRIZE at TGIO on December 1st. Stamps are available from any ML or Event Mod, and are awarded for things like attending events, hitting word count goals, even making a new friend!
If you didn’t get a passport at the Kick-Off, collect one from the MLs or Event Mods at events throughout November (while stocks last).
Please note, you must attend the TGIO to be eligible for prizes, but even if you won’t be there, feel free to join in the passporting fun.
Grab your cutlass, sharpen your claws – the Word War just got personal!
We’re getting too good at beating over the regions, so this year we’re going to beat each other. Elmobeard’s Pirates will take on The Sarahsauruses in a fight to the finish! Check out the forum for how to get involved and then sign up by 5th November to be placed in one of the teams. Your MLs need you!
Teams will be drawn at random, but please let us know if your intended word count for the month is going to be hugely more (or – shock! horror! – less), than 50,000.
Calling all manatees!
Sunstreak is running our annual mentoring scheme this year, so if you’re a seasoned veteran keen to help out, please consider signing up, and if you’re new, get yourself a personal cheerleader. Details and sign ups are on her forum post and the deadline to be involved is 3rd November.
Money, money, money
Last but not least, while NaNoWriMo is free, it runs as a not-for-profit and both the OLL and your MLs incur some expenses in bringing this awesomeness to you every year. If you are able to donate, you can do so in cash at events, or via the website. And if you do donate (suggested donation $15 or above), you can sign up for our “Adopt a Day” scheme. You can also Adopt a Day by sharing a pep talk with the rest of the region on the same thread – and if you do both, you get a WHOLE DAY all to yourself. Don’t say we never give you anything!