This is the hub for the San Juan Islands NaNoWriMo Region.

If you live in the SJIs and plan to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, please have a look at the following prep check-list:

  1. Sign up to participate in National Novel Writing Month: head over to, log in or create a new account, and make sure you’ve added yourself to the “San Juan Islands” region.
  2. Add me (your local Municipal Liaison) as a writing buddy: emenozzi.
  3. Add the SJI NaNoWriMo Event calendar (Google Calendar, below) to your own calendar so you don’t miss any info about in-person or virtual write-ins.
  4. Check out the local write-in information below so you know when and where we’ll be writing this November.
    • Orcas Food Co-op — Official Come Write-In location with weekly write-in on Sundays from 1-3pm
    • Inter-island ferry — Weekly write-in on Friday 11/1, Saturday 11/8, Thursdays 11/14 and 11/21, and Saturday 11/30
    • Friday Harbor — Weekly in conjunction with inter-island write-in (except no write-in on 11/8)
    • Lopes Island Library — Official Come Write-In location
    • Orcas Island Library — TBD
    • Barnacle Bar — TBD
  5. Come to our kick-off party on 27 October at 10:30 am at the Orcas Food Co-Op to meet other participating writers and get some swag! I’ll answer any questions about how this whole thing works.
  6. Save the date for our TGIO party in December (check back here or on our calendar for date, time, and location) when we celebrate our accomplishments!
  7. Check out the NaNoWriMo YouTube channel for helpful videos on novel prep that will get you organized and excited for November.
  8. Check out my Google Drive folder of NaNoWriMo resources, including:
    1. Reverse word count tracker
    2. NaNo prep presentations and articles
    3. Beat sheet word count calculators
  9. If you found any of this helpful, please let me know!

If you have ideas or suggestions for where you’d like to gather for write-ins this year, please send me an email at menozzie at gmail dot com.