Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nano MLs

Municipal liaisons are some of the luckiest Nanowrimoers on the planet.
Not only do we get to write our own novels, but we, as the liaisons for our regions/areas/ get to meet some of the coolest writers on the planet.
I say that because, as far as I'm concerned, any writer is cool. You're living your dream, and creating the story that's sitting there, in your head.
50,000 words in a month isn't - that - difficult. 1667 words a day, or more, and you'll be fine. And before anyone starts to tell me about the myriad of full time work, parenting, other hobbies - I know. Full time student, full time mother, full time writer. I do the work of three or four people (like the rest of us ;)) and I do the Nano and ML. Its a great life.

But I think, its important to say something about the ML's because, to be totally honest, if you're stuck - or confused - sad, lonely, or in need of a sympathetic WRITERS ear, the ML, especially during the Nanowrimo is a great stop.
We're YOUR MLs - we're here for YOU. We are the people that know (and arrange) the write ins. We also get goodies for you - badges, tattoos (last year) and other fun stuff. And of course, you'll be able to find other writers, in the same area, in the same boat as you.
So, remember, find your regional rep - and talk to your ML and find out what's happening in your area. As a community, the Nanoers can't be beat.


Nicole said...

What about if you don't have a region and you don't have anyone nearby? I would love to have an ML, but alas nothing? I am in Jordan and I have joined the Egypt group just to be with anyone. Any ideas?

Kai said...

I think that if you've not got your own group, and there's enough of you, you COULD break off and form your own group - or join up with the bigger one.
I had the whole of Scotland before moving house last year - and am now in "charge" of organizing a whole group of students in my home town, so anything is possible !


Carolyn Erickson said...

Nicole, I also posted some links to online support groups for you.

Those are just the ones I can think of at the moment, but there are others all over the web! :)


Carolyn Erickson said...

Oops... Online NANO support, that is! :D

Terry Heath said...

Like Chris Baty (NaNoWriMo founder, of course) quotes in No Plot, No Problem, if you want something done, find a busy person. That's going to be my mantra during NaNoWriMo . . .I have a job and am working on my Master's, as well as having something resembling a life.

Anonymous said...

What is a NANO and what is a ML? (I'm new here)

Kai said...

The Nano is the Nanowrimo - and an ML is the Municipal liaison - the person you go to talk to in your area for 'stuff'.