Although I'm going to college all the way out in Elmira, New York, I've lived in Maine for five years straight and my family's there, so it's home. Last year I made friends with Ken, Lori, Janelle, and the rest of the Maine NaNo Crew, and they haven't been able to keep me away, since. :P
I won last year's NaNo, at 50,300ish words, I think, but it was really crappy, for a few reasons. First of all, it was a rough draft, and rough drafts are supposed to be crappy (or so people keep telling me). Secondly, I took it too seriously and didn't allow myself to have a whole lot of fun with it. Finally, the biggest problem was that I wasn't writing it for me. I was doing it partially for a grade, and didn't dare write anything too controversial, for my teacher's sake. (He never even read it, which was a bummer.)
This year, I hope to have more fun with my new novel. If only I could get over the fact that I know next to nothing about living in cities and various other details. :P
So what's it about, you might ask? Someone goes to Boston to learn about Bohemian life and meets a couple of hookers (a sister and brother) and their unconventional group of friends. That's all I've got so far. I think that's all you want to know.
My best days of writing, last year, happened at Write-Ins, usually at the Westbrook Panera. This year, I'm trying to get a few college buddies into it. There are some folks in the area, off-campus that are also doing it, and I hope to meet up with them, at some point.
I won't be back in Maine until the Thanksgiving Break, and then I might see if I can stop by and say hello before I head back. Good luck to you all!