Eat and write !
If you're in the U.S, I am sure you are all taking the day to be grateful and eat and be with loved ones.
Though the source of this holiday is quite awful, Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. As a French person, when I first moved here, this holiday had no meaning for me whatsoever and so it quickly became the holiday where I don't have any obligations to anyone and I can do whatever the hell I want !
Since then, I've spent many Thanksgivings doing whatever I want. Some years, I've been with family, some years I've been with friends, some years I've been by myself. Some years, I just wrote all day.
But every year, it has been a great time of feeling gratitude for my life and for the people in my life.
At the risk of sounding sappy, I want to truly express how grateful I am for Chris Baty creating Nanowrimo and for their support as well as the support of Script Frenzy in sending people over to our little Rhino corner of the world.
I also want to take a moment and thank a few people who have been absolutely instrumental in the NaPlWriMo's creation and growth. Click to see...
Finally, I want to give extra special thanks to Joshua Conkel, our amazing forums moderator this year and to Elizabeth E. Spreen, our dramaturg as well as our bloggers, Chris Leyva, Dusty Wilson and Karen Jeynes.
And finally, to all of you, readers and playwrights of NaPlWriMo who have been and are playing and winning this game full on, while supporting others. This is the community I had in mind when I created NaPlWriMo and you are making it happen.
On this day of gratitude, I want to turn your attention to the future of our children. Elizabeth E. Spreen has been a part of an effort to help a classroom of little ones attend their first theatre show. How could they ever want to become playwrights if they never even get a chance to see theatre ? Many people complain that theatre is dying but if we don't give our kids a chance to discover it, we can't expect them to like it !
I urge you to please take a moment and dig up even 5 dollars to help these little ones have access to theatre. I just gave 25 dollars in the name of NaPlWrimo and we can't afford it, but that's how it works. If you think you don't have enough of something, let it go and give it up. Holding onto it tightly only makes it slip away more.
Try that with your time and your page count too and see how it totally works !!!
Have a fabulous day and see you at the finish line !!!
Naplwrimo runs on love, sweat and your generous help.
Thank you to our donors!
Machelle Allman, Holly Arsenault, Will Bond, Karen Chandler, Michael Lee, Leslie Liautaud, Jeff Mackey, Maggie McAleese, Marian McNamee, Marla Porter, and all our anonymous donors.