Twelve CWC Tri-Valley members crossed the 50,000-word finish line in the National Novel Writing Month contest. This annual contest founded by Chris Baty, Executive Director of the Office of Letters and Light, concentrates on producing a first-draft novel in November. NaNoWriMo winners certificates have been awarded to Vee Byram, Paula Chinick, Pat Coyle, Lynn Goodwin, Julaina Kleist, Cindy Luck, Elena Manzo, Violet Moore, Kelly Pollard, Julie Royce, Sharon Svitak, and Linda Todd.
Honorable mention goes to member Bobbie Kinkead whose computer crashed. Although she didn’t make it across the finish line, Bobbie is commended for bouncing back with more than 33,000 words after the complete loss of her original story.