Like Bri, I've been struggling with the NaNo site, and it's eaten all of my correspondence with Mary, the DeKalb ML who contacted me. I've tracked down the DeKalb livejournal community, and you can find it here: http://community.livejournal.com/dekalb_wrimos/
Head on over there, check them out, maybe friend the community. The idea is that the DeKalb group and the Perth group engage in a little competitive word count boasting, wave some excerpts around, and generally connect long distance.
Post your word count and an excerpt to our lj, and say hello to the good people from Illinois.
Hi Mary and team!
I thought I'd kick things off here with an excerpt and word count.
I wrote the first day's words between midnight and 1am, at the write in, and yesterday's at a far saner pace.
Count at the beginning of day three: 3858( excerpt behind the cutCollapse )