Welcome to Naperville, the rough geographic center of this patch of the western suburbs of Chicago that includes many surrounds suburbs.
KatherineWriting, TRRDEDEAN and I (NewMexicoKid) are your co-Municipal Liaisons, volunteers who somehow enjoy making your NaNoWriMo experience an enjoyable and (hopefully) a successful one.
We have a full slate of November write-ins (plus a pot-luck lunch kick-off extravaganza), a few nice goodies to hand out (at our events). Write-in locations are throughout the area, and people can arrange more. Let us (the Municipal Liaisons) know and we'll include them on the calendar and the above file.
See the maps to all of our event locations.
Be sure to Home to Illinois::Naperville
This write-up originally by lazym, ML for Texas::Austin; included here, with slight modifications, with her permission
Toto, we're home. Home! And this is my room, and you're all here. And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all, and - oh, Auntie Em - there's no place like home!
During November, it's fun to compare Illinois::Naperville's progress against all the regions in the world, both in word count and donations. Please show your pride in our region by making sure your successes are included in our regional totals. To do this, you need to affiliate with Naperville AND set Naperville as your Home Region.
It's a relatively painless process:
- If you’re not affiliated with Naperville: Log in and click My NaNoWriMo, then click My Regions. On the All Regions tab, locate Illinois::Naperville, and click Join. Then click Join again.
- If you are already affiliated: Do not pass Go. Proceed directly to the Home Region tab. On the Home Region tab, click the circle beside USA::Illinois::Naperville, and click the Set Home Region button near the bottom of the screen.
That’s all there is to it!
Join the Journey
The Journey is Naperville's year-round writing group.
You're welcome to visit our NaperWriMo websites:
- Our blog has helpful articles
- We have a wiki site chock-full of useful references
- Visit our cafepress shops (proceeds help defray local costs; anything above that goes to NaNoWriMo).
- Visit our jabber chatroom (see the instructions here)
We are planning to challenge a region sometime in the 2nd week of November...
It will probably be an average wordcount word war with the same bet we've
made the past four years--losing region has to sing the song of the winning
region and record it to mp3 to be posted on a website. Note: we've never lost :-)
Please let us know if you have any questions!