NaNoWriMo 2014: Week 2 Check In

Two weeks down! Don’t panic yet, fellow NaNo’ers. There’s still two weeks to go, one of which has a long weekend for most of the Americans among us, so this is still a glass-half-full situation.

November 16th is this year’s Night of Writing Dangerously, the annual fundraiser National Novel Writing Month runs to support its Young Writer’s Program. Participants fundraise $275 a piece to join other NaNo’ers in a large group write-in in San Francisco, the heart of the Office of Letters and Light. Most of us are not going to be flying to San Francisco to join in the fun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate – host your own Night of Writing Dangerously with your fellow writers, or like me, with your cats! Check your local region on site’s boards for events, or sprint along with the #NaNoSprint writers on Twitter. Spend a solid five hours doing nothing but banging away at your word count. I give you permission to write indulgently this weekend.

Night of Writing Dangerously Promo Poster

How did you do in the second week? Tell us all about it in the comments.

Inspiration – real, published novels from NaNoWriMo projects:

Gumdrops on the cover of Sweets




Hannah Pole Silence of the Wolves

By [E] Slay Belle

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