Tammy and I have been M.I.A. for a while. That’s because, in addition to all of the holiday madness that descends this time of year, we both participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Let me tell you, it was no small feat. But we both emerged victorious with our pens brandished high.
And NaNoWriMo also gave us the perfect excuse to lug our laptops to coffee shops throughout the city to sip the brew, sample the food, and Write In Public (WIP). From Starbucks, to eclectic neighborhood places complete with overstuffed couches, we toured the gamut. Listen in to learn which places are most accommodating to aspiring novelists.
00:00 – 02:15 Intro- Our NaNoWriMo Quest
02:18 – 05:20 The Starbucks Baseline and What to Look For When WIPing
05:21 – 07:07 Uncommon Ground Review
07:08 – 09:04 Comments on Laptop Abandonment
09:05 – 11:45 Pick Me Up Cafe Review
11:46 – 13:51 Gourmand Review
13:52 – 16:31 Other Places we WIPed
16:32 – 18:49 Wrap-Up and Sign-Off
106-108 W. Germania Pl.
3800 N. Clark
Pick Me Up Cafe
3408 N. Clark
728 S. Dearborn
101 W. North Ave.
1260 N. Dearborn
4613 N. Lincoln Ave.
Bridget would most likely write at Gourmand or the Pick Me Up Cafe
Tammy would most likely write at The Grind or Gourmand