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 to 2008.

National Novel Writing Month 2019

NaNo Prep 101 Workshop

Are you getting ready to write with us this November? Whether this is your first time tackling a novel or your fifteenth, our NaNo Prep 101 Workshop is here to help you get ready to reach that 50,000-word goal.

It’s October, which means that National Novel Writing Month is just one month away!

Are you writing a novel with us in November? Let the world know by updating your social media profiles with this participant flair! (We have a square icon image, as well as banners sized for Facebook and Twitter). 

You can also announce your project on the brand new NaNoWriMo website! If you haven’t seen it yet, log into nanowrimo.org with your existing username and password (or create a new one if you don’t have an account). You can go to “My NaNoWriMo” > “Projects”, and click the “Announce new project” button at the top.

Not sure what you want to write about yet? Don’t freak out! We’ve got a lot of resources to help you prep for writing a novel this month with our NaNo Prep 101 workbook and exercises. 

NaNoWriMo: Nearly there; Amper daar


I made 40 000 words + 987 words just now. Just 9 000 to go.

NaNoWriMoYou’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 away.

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Ek het dit gemaak tot by 40 000 woorde. Nou die laaste draai voordat ek die eindpunt bereik.

Ek het die laaste stukke geskryf oor my ervarings met diere wat ek al beleef het, daarna het ek die vriende in my lewe opgediep. Daar is nog baie wat ek by die skrywe kan byvoeg.

My volgende dele gaan oor my gesondheid, voertuie, musiek en kreatiwiteite. Dan is daar die laaste deel wat ek dalk nou eers gaan skryf en dit gaan oor geloof in my lewe.

Joega!  Ek is bly ek het sover goed geskryf.

NaNoWriMo: Word count. Woordtelling.


National Novel Writing Month

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 the early 1950s up to where I started my first teaching job late 1960s.

Cover page? Which one looks best?


At last!

I am nearly ready to print my book. It is going to be about my time still in the Netherlands. We immigrated to South Africa in the beginning of 1952. My sixth birthday happened on the ship. I remember a few snippets from my early time in the Netherlands.

I went back in 1974 to revisit my birthplace. What an adventure to see everything through the eyes of a grown up.

I would appreciate it if you could give me advise and comment on the two cover pages.

Which one looks the best?

What about the font of the writing?

Clear enough?

 

 

Afrikaanse Tokkel: Bietjie Blaaskans


Blaaskans!

Die volgende vyf weke gaan ek bietjie laag lê.
Ek gaan weer n huis oppas vir vier weke. Die dame gaan bietjie vakansie hou oorkant die water. Sy het haar man bietjie meer as twee jaar verloor en is nog baie dwalende en soekende. Dit sal haar die wêreld se goed doen.Sy gaan met n toergroep en n niggie van haar. Daar is ook n ou Boarder Collie van sestien jaar. Sy is heel lendelam in haar agterlyf. Ouderdom is besig om haar in te
haal. Die dame het n mooi brief aan die veearts geskryf dat as Meggie nie meer lekker beweeg nie en pyn het moet hul haar maar uitsit. Sy gee my toestemming om die besluit saam met veearts te neem. Ek hoop van harte die hondekind hou uit tot haar ou mies weer terug is.
Trompie gaan natuurlik saam en ek hou duime vas dat hy nie te ontwrig voel nie. As die twee honde besluit om saam n gesang aan te hef terwyl ek by werk is sal ek maar n ander plan moet maak. Dalk geniet die twee mekaar so sodat hul nie omgee om vir tye alleen te wees nie.
Eintlik wil ek bietjie wegbreek van blogland af want dit lei my aandag te veel af en ek kom by niks uit nie. Ek is ernstig besig om aan my Memoirs te werk. Ek wil die vier weke die tyd wat ek nie by die skool is gebruik om my eerste deel te redigeer en te herskryf soos dit kom. Ek skryf net oor my eerste ses lewensjare en wil probeer om dit in November te publiseer.(Hierdie keer is dit ernstig. Nie sommer so-so nie soos vorige e-boeke nie!)Ek het al n hele goeie versameling bymekaar. Dan is dit nog die vertaal in engels ook. Dit vat baie tyd om die regte benamings, taalgebruik en uitdrukkings te gebruik.

Wel dis dan dit. Sal later weer ernsig terug kom na my blog wat laaste tyd baie afgewater was.

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Groetnis van huis tot huis en tot weersiens!