I’m Doing NaNoWriMo


My Halloween Scare: I’m signed up for National Novel Writing Month. Yep.  Gonna try to write 1667 words a day all November.

Why? Hmm.

I’m the greatest American writer ever, I just don’t know it yet…..nah.

My angel whispered it’s time to get those characters out of my head and onto paper….maybe.

I just want to see if I can do it….very likely.

It’s been a year since I finished Genealogy Online 8th Edition and I’m itching to be writing creatively again….getting closer.

I want “to allow my innate gifts to come to the surface, unmolested by self-doubt, self-criticism, and other acts of self-bullying” for  30 days….I think that’s it. That phrase is from the contract you make with yourself to participate in NaNoWriMo. It really caught me, because that sounds like writer heaven.

Another part of the contract is that one is to “brag” about starting the novel, to make yourself accountable to the whole world. Bragging isn’t my long suit, so this post will have to count. 

Prayers for success in this endeavor gratefully accepted!



I’m also going to participate in the Geneablogger’s Cookbook. I have an old cigar box full of Mimi’s recipes….and of course food will play a prominent part in my new novel that starts tomorrow. So it dovetails nicely.

About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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3 Responses to I’m Doing NaNoWriMo

  1. Jasia says:

    Good for you Elizabeth! I’ll be thinking good thoughts and sending them your way. I participated in NaNoWriMo in 2005 and 2006 and completed my novels both time. It was great fun! If only I could find the time to do it again this year… I’d join you!

    Best wishes and happy writing!

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