Tag: story

  • NaNoWriMo 2021: I did it again!

    You unlocked a badge. Wrote 50,000 Words In NovemberYou earned this badge by writing 50,000 words. You are an official NaNoWriMo winner! I finished 50000 words in November 2021. Way to go, this was your 4th time completing an official NaNoWriMo challenge! From now on, your avatar will look like this, so the whole world can know how […]

  • Creative Writing: Redundancy.

    The words this week were: choice, redundancy, unexpected, email, discipline. ( I lived most of my life in South Africa, 1952-2009) Redundant 1993, the teacher’s council could announce me redundant.  It was the year when my world was entirely out of my control by circumstances  My husband committed suicide on August 18, which altered my […]

  • Creative Writing: Immigrant

    Every Friday I attend a writing group. At the end of each session we get new words from which we choose one or more and write something using the word or words. At the start of each class we read our stories to the group. Words: meals, dentist, jumping, immigrant, traffic accident. Immigrant Immigrant meaning: […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2020 Camp NaNoWriMo : 13620 words

    CONGRATULATIONS You unlocked a badge Update Word Count 21 Days in a Row You earned this badge by updating your word count 21 days in a row. Every day during which you’ve written is a day well spent. Written 13620 words of my 15000 words goal.

  • JusJoJa: 14 January 2020: Publish

    Our new prompt for today, January 14, is Publish Please click on the link to see what it’s all about: PUBLISH To publish a book or even a blog post takes a lot of time. I’m not going to say that using long hours to publish is a waste of time. It seems that publishing […]

  • JusJoJan: 6 th January 2020: Possibility

    It’s Monday, and the 6th day of Just Jot it January 2020! Your prompt today comes to you from Jill at J-Dubs Grin and Bear It. Thank you so much, Jill! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And if you’re not already following her, do so while you’re […]

  • JusJoJan: 3rd January 2020: Poke

    Poke Jack, flat on his back, on the floor of the bar thought: “What happened? Where am I.” He opened his eyes. Good heavens that can’t be possible. A giant man stood over him. He poked Jack with his thick fleshy finger: “Get up! NOW, you want to poke me? Well, that’s your own medicine […]

  • NaNoWriMo: Day 21 and 40 000+ words

    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 […]

  • NaNoWriMo: Halfway 25 395 words, yeah!

    Day eleven: November 11; 2017 words Still on people I met and befriended in Potgietersrus. Day twelve: November 12: 1706 words Changes in South Africa after democratic elections. Newspaper clippings Day thirteen: November 13: 1876 words Concerts during my teaching career. Working in libraries as librarians. Total word count for thirteen days: I DID IT: […]