Moving Targets

Much like a shark, if I don’t keep moving in my life I sink to the bottom. And maybe die, I dunno, I’ve never let it go that long. It is for this reason that not only will I be participating in NaNoWriMo again this year, with the added challenge of being a co-ML, I will also be attempting to make it to the Night of Writing Dangerously.

This shark just looked really excited. About his challenges?

This shark just looked really excited. About his challenges?

The Night of Writing Dangerously is a late-stage event in which NaNo-ers converge on San Francisco for a night of candy, cocktails, and frantic writing. If you finish while you’re there, you get to ring a bell. Which would be sweet. The only way to get into this event is to raise $250 for a worthy cause: The Office of Letters and Light. This nonprofit not only administers NaNoWriMo, NaNoEdMo, Script Frenzy, and Camp NaNo each year; they run writing workshops in public schools across the nation to encourage children to improve their literacy and explore their creativity through writing. A worthy cause, no?

This is where you come in. If every single follower I currently have donated a single dollar, I would be just under halfway to my goal. I am and have always been a terrible fundraiser, wrapping paper and cookie dough order forms languishing under my bed while others marched up to accept brand-new Huffies and boomboxes as reward for their “looking cute and having well-connected parents” acumen. I’m going to try anyway.

I hope you’ll find it in your heart (let’s be honest, wallet) to help me out.

My fundraising page:

Feel free to link or mention this to whoever you please, it can only help.

2 responses to “Moving Targets

  1. Very cool! NaNoWriMo does so much for schools and fiction writers that I’m happy to help you out. Not only that, but your account of the infamous Night will certainly be worth the price of admission. I hope you make it!

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