This was the first kick-off party I’ve been to (though I’ve done a number of write-ins). It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon at Hermann Park. I enjoyed meetings some of my fellow wrimos. (Seems like I meet a different bunch each year.) Parking was a problem, which was a real shame because Fannin Pavillion in Hermann Park was otherwise a great place for the party!
We played writing games, did a raffle for some writing books, talked about our NaNo novels past and present, and snacked from our goodie bags. A foretaste of what is to come. NaNoWriMo’s actual kick-off on November 1st is traditionally fueled by caffeine and leftover Halloween candy. 😉
And the tree is appropriate too, for we will walk away from our keyboards, thinking, and golden inspiration will drop like leaves or as Walt Whitman put it: