If I told my friends that I was going to give away halos, they’d probably would wonder just who is in charge of hiring at the Pearly Gates, but those aren’t the kind of halos I’m talking about. I’m talking about NaNoWriMo halos.
When you donate to NaNoWriMo, the good folks at the Office of Letters and Light attach a little halo to your profile on the NaNoWriMo site. The money from your donation goes to fund the servers and the staff and the offices that make NaNoWriMo possible. It also goes to helping schools participate in NaNoWriMo through the Young Writer’s Program.
Well, after I made my donation, I was feeling pretty good about getting my halo and I decided to tweet about it and encourage other Wrimos to donate if they could. Not long after that message went into the Twitterverse, I received a reply that reminded me that not everyone was in a position to contribute.
It only took a second for me to realize that there was something that I could do to help: I could sponsor halos.
At first it was going to be a handful, and then the number grew to ten. Then I decided that with 30 days in November I’d donate a single halo for each day of the event. Not only that, I’d give writers a chance to tell their writing stories here on How Not To Write. After all, this website is devoted to helping people get over their own fear of writing by watching me diagram my failures. Why not take it to the next level and help people get out there and write?
How the How Not To Write NaNoWriMo Halo Giveaway Works
So here’s how the NaNoWriMo Halo Giveway works:
To enter, just fill out the form below. Yes, that’s about it. However, please only fill out the form if you do not believe that you can donate to NaNoWriMo this year. If you can afford to donate, please save a halo for others. [Donate to NaNoWriMo]
On October 31st (at noon EST), I’ll pick 30 random people from the list of entries and submit an order for their halos to the good folks at the Office of Light and Letters.
If for some crazy reason I do not get 30 entries, I will extend the contest till the slots are filled. Oh, and please only submit one entry. Seriously.
If you are selected, I will also give you the opportunity to write a guest post on my blog. The theme of your post should be “Why I’m Entering NaNoWriMo” or something to that effect. Actually, you could write about most anything you like as long as the post concerns your personal experience with writing. Could be something fun and zany, might be something sad. Note: The guest post is entirely optional.
Help Me Help Other Writers
Please help me spread the word on this little giveaway. Feel free to forward this post on to any Wrimo you know who may need a halo boost! Thanks!!!
Doing NaNoWriMo? Buddy up with me!