Saturday, November 2, 2013

Committed: NaNonFiWriMo

Friday November 1 2013

NaNonFiWriMo - for non-fiction writers - developed as a response to fiction writers' NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month.

I can't fiction-write my way out of a tube sock. So, non-fiction it is. I've gone and done it: committed to NaNonFiWriMo - finishing my memoir by the end of November. Parts of it have just been sitting there and ...aging (like a fine wine, perhaps words get better with age?) for …months… years… but now I'm committed to finishing this work of nonfiction in 30 days.

Stormy, The Most Beautiful Horse On The Planet, has been waiting for this commitment for quite some time (for about 20 years). Since he's featured in my memoir, he wants his story out there, "and hurry up already," he added.

And what better time of year but fall, when it's cool and inspirational and most beautiful, with Stormy looking over my shoulder, prodding me along. He'll be monitoring my weekly progress.

I'm sending this blog link to my editor, Pat Barnhart!


  1. I am thrilled you are doing this! Merri, I can't wait to read anything you write. Having read the travel stories and the horse stories, I am thoroughly hooked on your writing!

  2. Good luck with your commitment. I'd say the words have aged like a fine wine long enough. I'm sure whatever you write will be interesting.

  3. Have fun. Making a commitment in writing to writing will keep you honest. Now you are going to HAVE to finish the memoir. I'm rooting for you!

  4. Oh good luck! I don't think I'd do so well in that dept either.

  5. That's an admirable goal. I want to read about Stormy!