Update since day thirteen
Day 14 November
Work and teaching:
First teaching job Brakpan + Hennops River 1513 words
Total 26 911 words
Day 15 November
Teaching Potgietersrus 1758
Total 28 666 words
Day 16 November
Teaching Secunda 1525
Total 30 191 words
Day 17 November
Teaching Potgietersrus 1818
Total 32 009 words
Day 18 November
Teaching Hebron Model School 1845
Total 33 854 words
Day 19 November
Hostel adventures Potgietersrus 1945
Total 35 799 words
Day 20 November
Depression Back operation 2o46
Total 37 845 words
Day 21 November
Hospital experiences 2622
Total 40 467 words
Scrap booking in my life
More ideas on my crafts
Vehicles I owned
Visit to Masterton NZ and a few hours with Bea.
People/friends I met/had in SA .
As soon as I started writing and thinking about people or friends I had in South Africa the more came up. I couldn’t stop writing.
Tomorrow I’m going on with more special people in my life.
Total for ten days
19 801 words
November 2: 1959 words
Gives me 3621 words for two days.
I wrote about Animals in my life.
- Milk Goats
- Dogs : Alaskan Malamutes, Miniature Schnauzers, Boerboel.
Tomorrow I’m going on with Animals and tell about qualifying as an animal behaviourist.
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I started my writing journey in 2012. Every Friday afternoon interested writers join the “It’s write Easy” writing group in our local library in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. We write short anecdotes about our lives, read it to each other and comment on each others writing.
Every year we as writers put a book together using pieces of writing from the past year. This year I wrote daily entrants in my diary for the month of May. I plan to publish it in an online book(eBook).
I had an adventurous ten days out on a farm high up in the hills. This is my last day.
The last day arrived. I systematically got my stuff ready to pack the car. In the meantime, I fed the cats, rabbits, and Trompie(my dog).
I let Trompie out at the front. He explored the nearby hillside while I climbed the seven steps up and down with all my stuff. I was worried at first that it would rain which luckily didn’t happen.
I vacuumed and put everything back as I found it. After lunch, I lay down and rested a bit. I washed the dishes, at four o’clock I fed the cats. chickens and the rabbits.
It was near five o’clock when I chased the sheep back into their home paddock. Two sheep were still missing.
As I climbed into the car, I hurt my leg against the car door. It was a bloody mess. I put a tissue on it, and put my tracksuit pants bottom elastic over the tissue and wound so it stayed in place. It helped to stop the bleeding.
When I came down the hill near the main road, the lost ewe and her lamb almost had reached the main road. Fortunately, there were two ladies on the other side of the two sheep. The sheep were standing and wondering where to go next. I pulled off the road to see if I could drive them back home. Then a car came by, which drove the two sheep to one side of the road, without stopping or slowing down. I got out of the car to chase the two up the hill. A little way from the car, the car’s horn started to blow. Trompie stood with his front feet on the steering wheel and onto the hooter. I went back and told him to get off the hooter which he did. I went back to chasing the two sheep. I got behind them, and they ran full speed up the road and hill. I hoped they found their way home. In the meantime, one lady approached me. She was the owner of the farm where I stopped in front of the gate. She helped to catch a runaway dog, and now the two runaway sheep too. She also said that one of her sheep had a late lamb.
She also explained that the sheep are frequently released or allowed to run between other farms, which is not fair to her. Leanna usually fetches them at the end of the day. The neighbour, who called me, also said something about the way the sheep graze on other farms.
I safely returned home and unpacked the car. I was overtired when I got home, and bought fish and chips for dinner.
Tuesday morning I was so tired it felt as if a train had hit me as I got up. I had the usual Tuesday morning tea with Jan.
That was the last of my ten days on the farm for the holidays.
Are you going to join me next month and see if we can finish 50 000 words during the 30 days of November? I am going to write in Afrikaans and all about my years from my study years up to the last year in South Africa. That would be a stretch from 1965 up to 2008.
NaNo Prep 101 Workshop
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Nov 5, 1717, words
Nov 6, 2009, words
Nov 7, 1679, words
Nov 8, 1909, words
Total of: 15 014 words.
What’s my NaNoWriMo Horoscope?
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You’re used to diving straight into your imagination and exploring the boundless world of your creativity! You know your characters as well as you know yourself: their triumphs are your triumphs, their struggles are your struggles. Remember not to get so swallowed up by your novel that you forget to take care of yourself this month. If you keep yourself grounded with realistic goals, you’ll make it to 50K with flying colors.
Prompt: Write a scene in which a character is not sure if they’re awake or dreaming.
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My first day I wrote 1869
Eerste dag van November – 1869 woorde
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
November 2, 1965 words
November 3, 2007 words
Today November 4, 1842 words
Giving me a total of 7683 words.
Next goal is 10 000 words!
Dankie aan al die ouens wat vir my skreeu en ondersteun. Ek hoor julle!
het ook uit die blokke gespringe en vorder ook fluks met hul skrywery. Hulle is my skryf buddies! Gaan skree ook by hulle asb.