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Sujin Sushimustwrite
Sujin (sushimustwrite)
  • My Goal:
  • $500
  • Raised So Far:
  • $450
  • # of Donations:
  • 22
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UPDATE: Holy balls, thank you all for your support! It just occurred to me to put some deadlines on here. You're still free to donate (both overall and for the novel) through the 20th, and official NOWD prizes and raffle tickets are determined through 11:59pm Pacific Time the 17th, but if I'm going to have time to find the stuff for my costume, I'll need to know what to get by NOON Eastern Time the 17th (Thursday), which has now passed! Of course, if you can acquire for me the item(s) for levels reached past that in Atlanta or San Francisco, this deadline goes out the window. Thank you! Now on to the spiel.

Dear Friends, Family, and Righteous Supporters,

On November 20, the Office of Letters and Light will be bringing together the most mighty of endurance novelists for an event that will define our generation forever.

I'm speaking, of course, of National Novel Writing Month's Night of Writing Dangerously. It's a write-a-thon, and it will take place at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco. I will be there, writing my heart out and raising money for the Office of Letters and Light, NaNoWriMo's parent nonprofit, while making my tenth NaNoWriMo my best one yet. There will be writing. There will be food. And yes, there will be candy, and lots of it.

I can't be there without your help. A seat at the Night of Writing Dangerouly costs $250, but I want to raise more than that. Every cent raised here supports the Office of Letters and Light, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that runs National Novel Writing Month, Script Frenzy, and the Young Writers Program every year and touches thousands of lives through novels and scripts. Mine was one of them. I transformed from an awkward high school student with scattered social circles to an adult who finally found her place and something she's good at. The community behind NaNoWriMo gave me a place to belong when I thought I had nowhere else, and Nano gave me the confidence to charge forward and do anything. Amazing what a few hundred thousand words spread out over almost a decade can do, isn't it? (A million total words over ten NaNos if I play my cards right this year, for the curious.) More on that is here: http://www.sushimustwrite.com/2011/07/28/how-nanowrimo-changed-my-life/

These programs have this wonderful effect on thousands of people every year, and OLL needs YOU to continue that.

 

(Wrimos writing at a past Night of Writing Dangerously. I could be here with your help!)

So what's in this for you, dear reader, and why should you reach for your wallet?

If you donate any amount, you'll get a thank you email from me. Pixels! Handcrafted by yours truly and sent through cyberspace into your inbox!

If you donate at least $5, not only will I thank you privately via email, but I'll thank you publicly via Twitter. Over eight hundred people will bear witness to your philanthropy and support of creativity.

If you part with at least $10, you'll get thanked privately and publicly, oh yes. But you'll also get a character or other thing named after you (or whatever you please) in one of my NaNo novels this year, and you'll get to read the excerpt in which you first appear. The thing in my novel could be a character mentioned in passing, a restaurant, or even a dog. I make no guarantees of your character's fate. Be warned: I will have written it in November.

Twenty dollars will get you the thank you, the shoutout, the character naming, and a cameo appearance of one of your characters in one of my novels. Writing about aliens or something that definitely wouldn't fit? An alien can show up in my novel unexplained, maybe as the best friend or as a hallucination or in a dream sequence. I'll figure out a way to work it in. Non-Wrimos, you get to create not only a name, but a whole character for my novel.

Want to donate forty dollars? Great! You'll get all of the above plus a custom pep talk just for you delivered at some point during November. If you don't happen to be a Wrimo this can be transferrable to the Wrimo of your choice, or I can write you a custom pep talk for your non-noveling pursuits.

Here's the big one. If you are the top donor for my Night of Writing Dangerously fundraising page, you'll get the biggest prize: all of the above PLUS a novel written in November on the story of your choice. That's right. You'll get to choose one of my novels this year. I've become a bit of an overachiever in recent years, and this year I'm planning on three novels and 200,000 words. One idea is already set. Two are not. You, potential top donor, get to fill in one of those remaining ideas for a book that will run roughly 50,000 words. In the event of a tie the first donor to donate the top amount will be deemed the winner.

The great part about the rewards is that these amounts refer to total donations, so multiple donations are possible. If you donate, say, ten dollars now and thirty a few weeks later, you'll still get the forty-dollar bundle. You can use this to your advantage. I'm sure you can think of ways.

This isn't strictly fine print, but suggestions: Almost all of my fiction is mainstream or literary fiction with elements of other genres mixed in. So while all my novels have taken place on Earth and doesn't fall into a major genre category like fantasy or horror or science fiction, there may be elements of other genres worked in; I wrote a ghost romance for Camp NaNo, and one of my novels from 2010 has a bit of scifi in it. The only thing I'm not open to doing is fanfiction. I can turn down a suggestion if I really feel like I can't do it justice.

This is a sea kitten. It's also my Twitter icon.

That's my Twitter icon above. "But Sushi, you already have that icon at the top of the page!" you say. You would be correct. I put it here again for illustrative purposes and so you don't have to scroll back and forth. Several people joked that they might not be able to recognize me if I didn't look like my icon. Let's change that.

For every $100 I raise above the minimum $250, I will wear one element of the outfit in the above icon to the Night of Writing Dangerously. You read that correctly. The levels go like this:

$350: The glasses
$450: The glasses and the pink dress
$550: Glasses, pink dress, and the kitty ears
$650: All of the above plus ??? (to be revealed after reaching $550 in donations)

With every $100 raised, the next level will be revealed. So $250 reveals the $350 level, $350 reveals the $450 level, and so on.

If you raise $1450 on my fundraising page, I will wear the entire outfit, including making myself resemble that fish as much as possible. All for the love of NaNo. Yes, there will be photographic evidence.

 

(The world needs more young Wrimos.)

The Office of Letters and Light does inspiration like nobody else (did I mention I'm writing multiple novels this November, and one of you will get to choose one of them?). And on their behalf, I am asking you to donate.

Also, I will let you touch my raffle prizes if I win some. You can also touch me and say you touched a Night of Writing Dangerously attendee. But not like that.

If you want to follow my NaNoWriMo adventures, you can do so at my NaNoWriMo profile, my blog, or on Twitter. I will likely post pictures and commentary of the event on the last two. The #nowd hashtag on Twitter will be chock-full of Night of Writing Dangerously discussion as the event draws closer. You can also direct a supportive friend or family member here through the convenient sharing links at the top of the page or through the short URL I created for this page: http://j.mp/sushinowd11

Thank you for supporting me in my novel-writing quest and for helping the Office of Letters and Light create a more engaged and inspiring world. I can't do it without you, and neither can the folks at OLL HQ.

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The Cause
Sujin Sushimustwrite is fundraising for The 2011 Night of Writing Dangerously benefiting National Novel Writing Month.

UPDATE: Holy balls, thank you all for your support! It just occurred to me to put some deadlines on here. You're still free to donate (both overall and for the novel) through the 20th, and official NOWD prizes and raffle tickets are determined through 11:59pm Pacific Time the 17th, but if I'm going to have time to find the stuff for my costume, I'll need to know what to get by NOON Eastern Time the 17th (Thursday), which has now passed! Of course, if you can acquire for me the item(s) for levels reached past that in Atlanta or San Francisco, this deadline goes out the window. Thank you! Now on to the spiel.

Dear Friends, Family, and Righteous Supporters,

On November 20, the Office of Letters and Light will be bringing together the most mighty of endurance novelists for an event that will define our generation forever.

I'm speaking, of course, of National Novel Writing Month's Night of Writing Dangerously. It's a write-a-thon, and it will take place at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco. I will be there, writing my heart out and raising money for the Office of Letters and Light, NaNoWriMo's parent nonprofit, while making my tenth NaNoWriMo my best one yet. There will be writing. There will be food. And yes, there will be candy, and lots of it.

I can't be there without your help. A seat at the Night of Writing Dangerouly costs $250, but I want to raise more than that. Every cent raised here supports the Office of Letters and Light, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that runs National Novel Writing Month, Script Frenzy, and the Young Writers Program every year and touches thousands of lives through novels and scripts. Mine was one of them. I transformed from an awkward high school student with scattered social circles to an adult who finally found her place and something she's good at. The community behind NaNoWriMo gave me a place to belong when I thought I had nowhere else, and Nano gave me the confidence to charge forward and do anything. Amazing what a few hundred thousand words spread out over almost a decade can do, isn't it? (A million total words over ten NaNos if I play my cards right this year, for the curious.) More on that is here: http://www.sushimustwrite.com/2011/07/28/how-nanowrimo-changed-my-life/

These programs have this wonderful effect on thousands of people every year, and OLL needs YOU to continue that.

 

(Wrimos writing at a past Night of Writing Dangerously. I could be here with your help!)

So what's in this for you, dear reader, and why should you reach for your wallet?

If you donate any amount, you'll get a thank you email from me. Pixels! Handcrafted by yours truly and sent through cyberspace into your inbox!

If you donate at least $5, not only will I thank you privately via email, but I'll thank you publicly via Twitter. Over eight hundred people will bear witness to your philanthropy and support of creativity.

If you part with at least $10, you'll get thanked privately and publicly, oh yes. But you'll also get a character or other thing named after you (or whatever you please) in one of my NaNo novels this year, and you'll get to read the excerpt in which you first appear. The thing in my novel could be a character mentioned in passing, a restaurant, or even a dog. I make no guarantees of your character's fate. Be warned: I will have written it in November.

Twenty dollars will get you the thank you, the shoutout, the character naming, and a cameo appearance of one of your characters in one of my novels. Writing about aliens or something that definitely wouldn't fit? An alien can show up in my novel unexplained, maybe as the best friend or as a hallucination or in a dream sequence. I'll figure out a way to work it in. Non-Wrimos, you get to create not only a name, but a whole character for my novel.

Want to donate forty dollars? Great! You'll get all of the above plus a custom pep talk just for you delivered at some point during November. If you don't happen to be a Wrimo this can be transferrable to the Wrimo of your choice, or I can write you a custom pep talk for your non-noveling pursuits.

Here's the big one. If you are the top donor for my Night of Writing Dangerously fundraising page, you'll get the biggest prize: all of the above PLUS a novel written in November on the story of your choice. That's right. You'll get to choose one of my novels this year. I've become a bit of an overachiever in recent years, and this year I'm planning on three novels and 200,000 words. One idea is already set. Two are not. You, potential top donor, get to fill in one of those remaining ideas for a book that will run roughly 50,000 words. In the event of a tie the first donor to donate the top amount will be deemed the winner.

The great part about the rewards is that these amounts refer to total donations, so multiple donations are possible. If you donate, say, ten dollars now and thirty a few weeks later, you'll still get the forty-dollar bundle. You can use this to your advantage. I'm sure you can think of ways.

This isn't strictly fine print, but suggestions: Almost all of my fiction is mainstream or literary fiction with elements of other genres mixed in. So while all my novels have taken place on Earth and doesn't fall into a major genre category like fantasy or horror or science fiction, there may be elements of other genres worked in; I wrote a ghost romance for Camp NaNo, and one of my novels from 2010 has a bit of scifi in it. The only thing I'm not open to doing is fanfiction. I can turn down a suggestion if I really feel like I can't do it justice.

This is a sea kitten. It's also my Twitter icon.

That's my Twitter icon above. "But Sushi, you already have that icon at the top of the page!" you say. You would be correct. I put it here again for illustrative purposes and so you don't have to scroll back and forth. Several people joked that they might not be able to recognize me if I didn't look like my icon. Let's change that.

For every $100 I raise above the minimum $250, I will wear one element of the outfit in the above icon to the Night of Writing Dangerously. You read that correctly. The levels go like this:

$350: The glasses
$450: The glasses and the pink dress
$550: Glasses, pink dress, and the kitty ears
$650: All of the above plus ??? (to be revealed after reaching $550 in donations)

With every $100 raised, the next level will be revealed. So $250 reveals the $350 level, $350 reveals the $450 level, and so on.

If you raise $1450 on my fundraising page, I will wear the entire outfit, including making myself resemble that fish as much as possible. All for the love of NaNo. Yes, there will be photographic evidence.

 

(The world needs more young Wrimos.)

The Office of Letters and Light does inspiration like nobody else (did I mention I'm writing multiple novels this November, and one of you will get to choose one of them?). And on their behalf, I am asking you to donate.

Also, I will let you touch my raffle prizes if I win some. You can also touch me and say you touched a Night of Writing Dangerously attendee. But not like that.

If you want to follow my NaNoWriMo adventures, you can do so at my NaNoWriMo profile, my blog, or on Twitter. I will likely post pictures and commentary of the event on the last two. The #nowd hashtag on Twitter will be chock-full of Night of Writing Dangerously discussion as the event draws closer. You can also direct a supportive friend or family member here through the convenient sharing links at the top of the page or through the short URL I created for this page: http://j.mp/sushinowd11

Thank you for supporting me in my novel-writing quest and for helping the Office of Letters and Light create a more engaged and inspiring world. I can't do it without you, and neither can the folks at OLL HQ.

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The Campaign:

The 2011 Night of Writing Dangerously

  Join us for an unforgettable night of literary abandon! Write the night away

The Organization:

National Novel Writing Month

We believe in ambitious acts of the imagination. National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels.

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