Okay, so I’ve been sending out emails for the last hour or so to everyone with a NaNoWriMo account and Tempe as their home city, inviting them to a writing session tonight. I figure I’ll invite everyone who read my site as well, since some of you may be interested in watching Harry Potter with us tonight after the writing session. For those of you who aren’t already working on novels or have no interest in working on novels, feel free to come to our meeting anyway. So far about 15% of everybody who’s showed up to out writing sessions hasn’t been a writer, and it’s a good reason to get out. The following is what I posted in the NaNoWriMo forum and emailed out to almost 20 people:
“Several of us are getting together tonight, Friday November 15th, at 6PM, at the Coffee Plantation at Mill avenue and 6th St in downtown Tempe. More of us will be showing up late, so if you can’t (or don’t care to) show up that early, don’t worry about it, just show up when you can. We should have a multi-sheet, huge-print color sign that says we’re NaNoWriMo. (Color, because last week when I tried to print it in black and white, my printer ran out of black.)
Writing in a group can be a real motivator, and not just because you don’t want to be the one with the lowest wordcount. Also, we’ve all been giving each other ideas to include in each others novels for when we get stuck, so if you’re stuck we’re sure to be able to help you out!
Also, some of us will be continuing over to the Harkins Centerpoint theatre to see the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I expect it to fill up, so you’ll probably want to buy your tickets early. I’m going to get mine on the way over to the Coffee Plantation.
I look forward to seeing everyone tonight! See you there!”
If you’re still with me, I really do hope to see as many people as possible tonight. I’ve already had two people respond to say they can’t make it. I’m starting to get a good momentum on this thing. I wrote 6k+ words just this morning! Yay words!