It’s Nano time!

The marathon has started. Which just goes to show you that neither rain, nor snow, nor flooding, nor lack of electricity will stop writers from chasing the dream of writing a novel.  If you live in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania, you probably started off writing by candlelight or flashlight.  Maybe you resorted to pad and pen because the computer was down. Maybe you were one of the lucky ones who remembered to buy a backup battery for your computer, laptop, Ipad, etc…

Regardless, Nano started and all over the world, writers are in the race to write 50,000 words in thirty days. Tonight I meet with the teen Nano group at our local library. This will be the first year we did not have a two weeks to prepare for this event. I have faith that the teens participating did not allow Hurricane Sandy to stand in their way.  After spending a number of years in the company of these creative, inspired, and oh-so-determined young people, I think I can say that when we meet tonight, more than a few will have word counts to attest to their dedication.  I expect that this year will be better than last year because there’s new stories to be told and new faces to tell them.  It’s going to be a feast of words.

So, let’s just put it out there.

Nano Writers of East Stroudsburg Hughes Library:

Fasten your seat belts. Grab an extra pair of  underwear and a deodorant. The Nano Rhino is out and headed into wild country.

There ain’t no room  for sissies in my Jeep.





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