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.
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.