It's September and the Rhinos are Getting Restless
In the past few weeks, more people have joined our community. I'm taking this activity as a sign that people are thinking about this year's NAPLWRIMO and are getting themselves prepared.
I just wanted to take a moment and talk about some of the changes that have taken place over the summer. Most importantly, NAPLWRIMO's founder, lead Rhino, cheerleader-problemsolver- elemental-force, Dorothy Lemoult has made a tough decision. I'm sure most of you who have partipated in NAPLWRIMO know that for the past few years she has been focused on getting her degree in Drama therapy. Through that process, her focus and direction have shifted and, as much as she loves and supports us here, she has realized that she no longer has the energy and time to continue organizing the event. So she has graciously handed the reins over to me with blessings and good wishes for taking it further. I'm grateful for Dorothy's trust in me and for the opportunity to continue the work she started here.
NOTE: Even though she has stepped back a bit, she is still advising and guiding me as I get up to speed on how it all works on the back end.
I've participated in NAPLWRIMO since it started and have been a huge believer in the event and the community that has developed around it. My goal is to continue to nuture this community and create a space where we can support each other as we work. I'm currently deep into writing my masters thesis and with any luck I'll be turning in a draft this week. I'm also in the process of writing a first draft of a play (which I've been commissioned for and which was started during NAPLWRIMO!)
I'm looking forward to this year's event and am starting to gear up for it. My plan right now is to start posting here at least once a week and sharing some of the things that are serving as sources of inspiration while I'm writing. Please feel free to comment and share anything that is particularly inspirational for you.
And please join us for NAPLWRIMO 2010! Woot! Woot!
p.s: here's a little something that really grabbed hold of me and got me writing yesterday. If you haven't checked out The Rumpus, you are missing out!
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.