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Region/USA/IL/Naperville

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About USA :: Illinois :: Napervile

Naperville is a city west of Chicago in Illinois, home to about 150K+ people. As a region for NaNoWriMo, it serves all the cities and suburbs west of Chicago. One of their MLs, NewMexicoKid, is known for his many tools developed for Nanowrimo, such as the Hipster PDA and Nano Faces.

Region's history

  • 2003 - part of Illinois::Elsewhere - BERaven (Bonnie Jean)
  • 2004 - part of Illinois::Elsewhere - BERaven
  • 2005 - first year with its own regional forum, first kick-off & TGIO: BERaven and NewMexicoKid (Tim)
  • 2006 - NewMexicoKid, scrtprncs (Melinda), stout_chap (Brian) - Pledge to Publish created (regional writing group), first year in partnership with the Naperville Public Library
  • 2007 - NewMexicoKid, scrtprncs, tinygreyhound (Meredith)
  • 2008 - NewMexicoKid, scrtprncs, KatherineWriting (Katherine) - Pledge to Publish becomes the Pledge; first year with prep workshops
  • 2009 - NewMexicoKid, KatherineWriting, TRRDEDEAN (Dave) - Pledge becomes the Journey
  • 2010 - NewMexicoKid, KatherineWriting, TRRDEDEAN
  • 2011 - NewMexicoKid, KatherineWriting, TRRDEDEAN
  • 2012 - NewMexicoKid, KatherineWriting, TRRDEDEAN
  • 2013 - NewMexicoKid, KatherineWriting, fdahlman (Frank) - Journey gets a new website
  • 2014 - NewMexicoKid, KatherineWriting, fdahlman
  • 2015 - NewMexicoKid, fdahlman, samcadams
  • 2016 - NewMexicoKid, samcadams, Willow Sanders (previously known as scrtprncs)
  • 2017 - NewMexicoKid, samcadams, GwenTolios, paperlanterns
  • 2018 - NewMexicoKid, samcadams, GwenTolios
  • 2019 - NewMexicoKid, samcadams, GwenTolios, eleanor.roth

Regional Stats

  • 2014: 546 novelists; 11,688,160 words written; 21,406 average wordcount
  • 2015: 498 novelists; 10,629,810 words written; 21,345 average wordcount
  • 2016: 488 novelists; 9,017,407 words written; 18,478 average wordcount
  • 2017: 441 novelists; 8,681,804 words written; 19,686 average wordcount
  • 2018: 406 novelists; 8,766,353 words written; 21,592 average wordcount; $1,320.00 donated
  • 2019: stats unavailable[1]

Nearby Regions

  • Chicago, the metropolitan area Naperville is part of

Notes

  1. 2019's totals, when available, were provided through a third-party tool using the non-public Word Count API. This region was large enough to overload the tool.

Region-related Websites