Friday, March 1, 2013

Family History Writing Challenge 2013 Wraps Up

Joe, Mom & Me
Yesterday was the last day of the Family History Writing Challenge. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my approach to the challenge this year was to write each day before getting out of bed. This was incredibly successful for me, as normal daily activities did not distract me from my writing. I knew that I had written quite a bit, but even I was surprised by the word total that I tallied at the end of yesterday. Nearly 36,000 words - 35,918 to be exact! I plan to keep up with this new system as I have plenty more to say on the subject of me.

But I did just learn that March is National Women's History Month, and for the fourth year The Accidental Genealogist is challenging everyone to write about the Fearless Females in their family trees. As this comes on the heels of discovering Elsie's travel journal from 1912, it seems like a challenge I just can't resist. So it is not a question of if I am going to do the challenge but rather how I want to do it. I can obviously write about Elsie in this blog or I can use Scrivener as I have been doing for my memoir. A third choice would be to set up a new blog just for her, but I am just not sure if I am up to keeping track of another one. I already have three blogs that I post in, and a fourth might just send me over the edge of blogsanity. It bears some thought.

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