Hey NaNoMemphis! ML HGL here just wanting to remind everyone that it’s under two hours to the end of NaNoWriMo!
Go ahead and validate your word count if you’re close to the 50k, if you haven’t already. Just to confirm how far you have left to go. You don’t want any surprises down at the wire at 11:55pm. Trust me.
Go ahead and validate if you’ve crossed 50k, and you haven’t validated already.
But, this is a good thing!
We’ve taken on a Regional Word War, and our opponent is HUNGARY.
If you have no idea what this is, here’s a quick rundown of what a Regional Word War is:
A Regional Word War is a challenge between two NaNoWriMo regions, in this case: Memphis and Hungary. Over the course of the month, the two regions post threads and challenges between themselves. They also agree upon how the final victory will be determined.
In the case of the Memphis v. Hungary war, the final victory will be decided by overall word count of the region. If you’re wondering how up-to date the regional word count bar is, I can go ahead and tell you that it’s only updated maybe once every 6 hours or so. The bar graphs on participant pages are updated every time someone updates their word count, so that’s where to check to see what the score currently is.
May your words be with you!
And I let a blog post go out that was only 70% done. I’M SO SORRY.
Which post? The one about IDENTIFYING WRIMOS.
What did I forget? I forgot to tell you how to identify MLkitkatt.
How did I forget? Because I thought kitkatt might change her identifier, and on one hand I was right, but at the same time I was also wrong. And I didn’t put any info in the box as a placeholder. And when she told me what to tell you, the newcomer, to use to identify her, I didn’t immediately go and update the information.
So, HOW TO IDENTIFY MLHGL and MLkitkatt?
MLHGL: really dark hair with a chunk of blue at her forehead. Red mouse, nano stickers on her laptop. *does not* have her face as her nano avatar.
MLkitkatt: Blue hibiscus flower tattoo’d on her right wrist. Usually has her face as her nano avatar.
This one is mostly for the newcomers! (If you’ve been around for at least a year, you’ve probably met at least one of the MLs and can pick them out of a crowd.)
But, if you’re new…. How do you identify the huddle of NaNoWriMo participants?
Generally, there’s a laptop for every person present. Occasionally, there might be one or two who don’t have one. A few participants have NaNoWriMo stickers on the lids of their laptops. (MLHGL is one, there are a few other WriMos who stick stickers on everything.)
MLHGL also has the great fun of having a chunk of blue in her hair, a bright red mouse and stickers on her laptop. (There’s a good chance of plush penguins too.)
MLkitkatt ((((( HGL MADE A MISTAKE. OOPS )))))
Well. It’s the first week of November! Are you guys excited? I know I am! Let the madness begin!
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