Guess what? I managed to make it to the NaNoWriMo Launch Party on Saturday at the Earshot Cafe at The Arts House (with the accompany of the hubs and our daughter)!!! It was nice to see old faces, and also I was glad to see there are more newbies joining in too!

Participants signing up at the Launch Party.

These are some stickers found in our goodies bag.
Mine read "Be Nice To Me or I'll put you in my NOVEL". LOL!

Once we have signed up, we are asked to play this game. The rules are pretty simple: You just have to construct a sentence based on the last sentence on the screen (which was done by the participant before you). And you are not allowed to scroll up and down to peek what others were writing, you just have to follow the flow of it. We have had a good laugh when the Municipal Liaison (ML) read out our "full story" after that.

Our ML (known as "Rozen" at our Nanowrimo local forum) kicks off the party by introducing everyone. (You won't see me on the pic as I was the photographer, hehe!)

Everyone sat back and enjoyed the warm and cozy ambience while sharing jokes and playing some quizzes. The winner gets to win this book! (Unfortunately it wasn't me! Sniff...sniff...)

Here's a peek of our goodies bag. The items we received are:

  • A blank CD to store our Nanowrimo Novel;
  • Some candies to perk your creative juices;
  • A temporary tattoo to stick on as a reminder;
  • "BE NICE To Me or I'll put you in my NOVEL" sticker;
  • A rubber band;
  • A small note on the definition of Nanowrimo;
  • A clip;
  • "My Internal Editor" Sheet for scribbling;
  • A strip of yellow dots sticker;
  • A 'surprise' red packet which was labelled "Emergency Plot Item". (I find a nice tiny plastic toy in there!)

All in all, it was a great launch party! I was glad I went although I'm still debating whether or not to participate in NaNoWriMo this year...and that only leaves me a day to consider since it will begin on this coming Thursday! Woohoo!

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12 Responses
  1. Kathy Says:

    Hi, Mel!
    Glad you got to go to the NNWM party! Sounds like, and looks, like you had a good time! [I can't believe you tagged me! Gag! Look for the answers late Tuesday]
    Good luck coming up w/ a plot idea for Thursday....where can I read everyone's stuff?

  2. Melody Says:

    Hey Kathy!
    Yes, I really enjoyed it! :)

    You can view the participant's stuff provided if you know his/her username and that he/she has posted the excerpt(s) there. (Although I'm not sure if you have to sign up before reading it though) ;P I can check for you coming Thur...

  3. Julia Says:

    Hey Melody - sound like you had great time at the Nano party! And I love the sticker that said "BE NICE To Me or I'll put you in my NOVEL" LOL!

  4. Melody Says:

    Yes, I love that sticker too! :D It's funny.

  5. Alice Says:

    Wow, Melody! Looks like you had lots of fun. I'm JEALOUS!! LOLOL. Woman, please participate in NaNoWriMo 2007, please please pleeeeeeaseeeeee... :D

  6. Lotus Reads Says:

    The party sounds like such great fun Melody, I am so glad you got to go! We play that writing game at parties sometimes, it always gives us so many laughs!

    So, are you planning on participating in the NaNoWriMo this year? :)

  7. Debi Says:

    Sounds like a great time! Have you decided yet? My daughter's going to try it this year...she is sooooo excited!

  8. Melody Says:

    Oh my! Look at all the encouragements I get from you ladies! And I'll be letting everyone down if I say no, eh? LOL. OK OK...I give up, you ladies win!!! :D Not sure if I'll complete this year though, but I'll try my best.

  9. Alice Says:

    YAY Melody!!

    *Alice doing snoopy dance*

    I want to add you as writing buddy :D

  10. It looks like you had a great time, Melody. I wish I was brave enough to participate, but alas, I don't have the patience or time. :-(

  11. Debi Says:

    Oh, good for you, Melody!!! I'm so impressed that you do this! To me, it just seems so mind-boggling to even think about!

  12. Melody Says:

    Hey Alice! The race is on!!! So what's your username @ Nano?

    Hi Wendy! Indeed I had a wonderful time. I'm not sure if I'll complete this year, but I'll give it a try. :)

    Hi Debi! It's all about fun, and hopefully I'm able to whip up something intelligent, hehehe...

    Thanks everyone! :D

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