Remember when Robin Williams used to say “Nanu-Nanu” on Mork and Mindy? Well, I am saying “Nano-Nano” to announce that tomorrow is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), and I will be unplugging and diving into the 30-day challenge with both feet. My project is a historical novel based on the true story of George Prescott, grandfather of my friend Joan Neidig. When she told me the amazing story of her granddad, I said, “Somebody ought to write that!” That “somebody” is me.
Though I am keeping the real name of George, his wife Elizabeth, her sister Anna, and Anna’s husband Collin, I will be taking fictional liberties to add color and pizzazz. Over the weeks of November, this blog will give you some teasers about George’s story and the topics I am researching to build the world George and Elizabeth lived in as they began their life together. Stay tuned. The story will blow your mind.