Tag: Memoirs

  • Creative non-fiction writing: Last lesson

    Week six, lesson six  Three days of writing  It’s Wednesday. I’m home on my own. The kids are at school, and grownups are at work. I’m in the main home, in the lounge. Minicomputer on my lap, sitting in a recliner chair. Luigi and Molly, the two Yorkshire terriers, are snoozing. Luigi is wheezing like […]


  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2021: 12 000 words edited.

    The weekend done and dusted and I did a good job of editing over 12 000 words. I enjoyed it so much reading all my stories, I could not stop editing. I’ve already written some awesome stories about me coming to age.

  • NaNoWriMo Camp: I started!

    I started writing today. Did 369 words.

  • NaNoWriMo: 40,833 words

    You unlocked a badge Write 40,000 Words You earned this badge by updating your word count at 40,000 words. You’re 80% of the way there. YAY 80%, 20% to go to 50,000 words before the end of November. I’m enjoying writing about my adult world. I can’t believe I had that many adventures up until […]

  • NaNoWriMo: 22036 words in 14 days.

    Update Word Count 14 Days in a row. I earned this badge by updating my word count 14 days in a row. Two weeks down, writer. 22 036 words are written down, 28 000 to go, to reach the 50 000 words for November!

  • NaNoWriMo 2020: day 7

    Seven days done and dusted. 10235 words done; 20% of the 50000 words.

  • NaNoWriMo 2020

    All has started! November 1, I’ve written 1719 words. I’m proud of myself because I had an accident on Friday. My dog was attacked by two cats on our walk. The one tore my hand open and I had to get some stitches, an injection and some antibiotics. My hand feels better but it is […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2020 = coming.

    Under the bed. Sitting idly on a coffee table. Floating in a starry sky like an astronaut marveling at the beauty of the universe. Where will you find the seed of inspiration for your next novel? Plot twists, characters, and brave new worlds await in the most mundane places, glittering with the possibility of your creative […]

  • NANOWRIMO 2019 starts November 1

    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 […]

  • NaNoWriMo: Nearly there; Amper daar

    I made 40 000 words + 987 words just now. Just 9 000 to go. You’ve written 40,000 words of your novel—congratulations! You’re in the home stretch. You’ve written 40,000 words. You’ve proven that your determination gets it done. Your hair is looking great today. You are amazing. Now your victory is only 10,000 words […]

  • NaNoWriMo: Word count. Woordtelling.

    Wow, the first day went well. I wrote 1869 words this morning from 10 to 11 am. This first part is about my primary school days. Ek voel heel trots op myself. Ek kon nog heelwat meer oor my laerskool dae geskryf het. Gelukkig kan ek dit nog byvoeg onder ander hofies of hoofstukke.

  • All done: My book is live now.

    My book is on the market as an eBook and paperback. Paperback link: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Me-Memoir-African-Zealand/dp/1978228155/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1517350723&sr=1-1 I hope you will enjoy reading about a young girl migrating from the Netherlands to South Africa. This book is about the first six years of my life. The second volume will be About me growing up in South Africa during […]