Bettyann, I caught up on your blogpost today, and enjoy the way you write. Keep up the good work, and I have written down a few book titles that you have written about - something for me to do more of - READ!
Lynn, thanks for the recommended book list yesterday!
This has been a slow writing week for me. Some of it is working on taxes, but most of the distractions have been a result of my "in progress" migration from one genealogy software program to one that is native to my Mac, which I started at the end of last year - before I knew about the Writing Challenge. Just last week I converted my online genealogy database to be fed from the new software, and wracking my brain trying to replicate look and feel that the old software export provided, and determining how to recover the source citations that did not transfer smoothly.
So this week while working on my stories, I kept running into these distractions - the need to resolve technical issues, which took me off the path of writing. I plan to keep writing, but today will be spent at the local Family History Center looking at German Church Books on microfilm before they get sent back.
Writing is a priority now for me, so I will continue, and I will stop by the forum in the future and let you know of my progress. But writing this month has also uncovered some holes in the way I manage and store all of my recently found information that has not yet been digitized - i.e. I have source photos and emails, but they are not yet in my database.
I was concerned that this past week of little writing was going to causes me to miss my commitment of writing 500 words, but I just tallied up the word count of the 20 stories I did write, and at 15,053 words, I find my average over 28 days to be 538 words per day. So I feel good about that.
It has been a pleasure reading and responding to the group. Best luck to you all.