The Northshore Wordsmiths kicked off the 2013/2014 season on Labour Day weekend with the 3-day novel-writing incentive. This was an opportunity to experience an intensive session of free flow writing in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
Members were free to jump-start a new writing project or complete an existing one whether or not they registered for the official 3-day novel writing contest.
Participants were invited to bring their writing tools, their inspiration or first sentence—“The fridge at work that day held our lunches, a bunch of urine samples, and a severed finger” was mine—as well as their bathing suits, pyjamas and favourite snacks/comfort food.
We convened on Friday evening at 9:00 for a writing stimulation session, and put fingertips to keyboards at 10:21 P.M. resting them 72 hours later, with breaks in between, of course.
Although my final word count didn't come close to that of participants Bobbie Smith, Diana Walsh, and Jim Shephard, I put in a very productive writing weekend. All in all, a great start to the new season.
Our hostess, Bobbie Smith (pictured above) gave us the countdown.