Commonly called HGL, or MLHGL, HuskersGirlLaura has been doing NaNoWriMo for over a decade. Originally under a username that she no longer remembers, now using a username that was her handle in the Battlestar Galactica fandom.
HGL is terrible at saying good things about herself, and literally put this off until the last possible second. Now, HGL works for a local alarm company in the evenings, and attempts to be awake around 10 am. Her schedule is finally set in stone, and she can adapt it as needed.
Her methods of doing NaNoWriMo in the early days included proper planning. She never won. In 2009 she’d almost forgotten about NaNo, thanks to getting a new job, but remembered just in time to start writing on Day 1 – with absolutely no idea about anything other than the first line. “Most people don’t understand magic” or something like that. She went on to win that year for the first time and developed a love of just writing until things made sense.
As ML, HGL wants to see the love of NaNoWriMo spread, so that everyone can experience the joy of getting a purple bar, and realizing that it is possible for them to write a book.
Memphis, Let’s ROCK NaNo 2017!