Tag Archives: kick-off

RSVP for the kick-off party (2016)

It’s not too early to RSVP for our October 29th, potluck lunch kick-off party at the Naperville Municipal Center, 11:45 AM-2:45 PM. Be sure to bring your stuffed animal for the group photo. There will be door prizes, games and the opportunity to socialize with writing friends. Feel free to bring family and friends along […]

A fun and filling kick-off pot luck lunch party

Saturday, October 24th saw some forty-something people attend our fun and filing pot luck lunch party to kick-off National Novel Writing Month. Since we still have some days before November 1st, there were some activities to talk about success strategies. With many thanks to Kat Stepp (Kat’s Meow) and Starbucks, we raffled off an impressive […]

A fun kick-off! 2014-10-25

We had a fun kick-off this Saturday (2014-10-25) at the Naperville Municipal Center Lunch Room. Thanks to everyone who brought delicious food. Special thanks to Katherine (for organizing the event and running the ice breaker and keeping us on schedule), Barry (for all the behind the scenes stuff he does), Sabrina (for her help), Frank […]

A fun kick-off to the 2013 NaNo season

Saturday, 26 October 2013 was our Naperville region’s kick-off party. It was a delicious pot-luck event, with plenty of savory and sweet delights, including Frank’s chili, my beef stew, Kel’s fruit salad smoothie, Todd’s best chocolate chip cookies and many, many more dishes. We about forty people in attendance at the Naperville Municipal Center (not […]

2012 Kick-off Party Photos

Saturday, October 27th was the kick-off party, our region’s eighth annual kick-off event. Thirty to forty excited participants were there to share each other’s company and to feast on the great food. The pictures from the event are available below: NaperWriMo Kick-off 2012 Folks can also download and print out this scan of the signed […]

On self-publishing and being an Indie author

I am Roger Lubeck.  By profession, I am a psychologist and business consultant.  Today, I am pleased to say I am a published novelist.  In 2004, I started my first NaNoWriMo right before Thanksgiving and completed a 67,000 novel in less than 15 days.  This will be my eighth NaNoWriMo.  On October 29, 2011 at […]

Pictures from the 2010 kick-off

Yesterday was the fun, filling and fantastic NaNoWriMo kick-off for our Illinois::Naperville region (representing the cities and suburbs west of Chicago). Our turnout was over 40 people and people seemed to have a great time. Games played included the new Story Table (participants contributed story elements such as characters and plot points and then individuals […]