Thursday, December 01, 2005

NaNoWriMo: The End

So I didn't make the 50,000. Hell, I didn't make the 10,000.
Nevertheless and however, NaNoWriMo is a great idea and a great event, and bless all those legends who finished. You're an inspiration.


From an email by NNWM's Chris Baty to all participants:

[This year] We had a record-setting number of participants (59,000), a blockbusting number of winners (9,700) and an impressive number of mornings when we woke up to find the site hadn't imploded or otherwise misplaced portions of itself (27).

NaNo-ers also donated enough money to cover this year's bills and next year's launch, and at least $8,000 for the project, Libraries in Laos:

By the time sign-ups for the next NaNoWriMo begin, there will be four or five new book-filled spaces spread throughout the country; places where Laotian kids can go to discover the magic of reading.

'Twas a very good year, thanks to NaNoWriMo staff and volunteers.