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The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 was called a white man’s war because the antagonists were the British and the formerly Dutch colonists of South Africa, called the Boers. Both sides intended not to involve African natives in the conflict, but as the war continued natives became involved. My main character, George Prescott, left England and went to fight in South Africa. He was very good with horses, and the Boer War consumed horses by the thousands. I have placed George at one of the remounting depots where horses were kept until needed at the front lines. There he meets Collin who will become his brother-in-law later in the story.

As of today, I have been writing for seven days of the 30-day NaNoWriMo challenge. I am trying to push ahead with the narrative, leaving asterisks to remind me of places I need to insert factual names or dates from my research. To “win” the challenge, I need to write 50,000 words, whether that completes the story or not. To crank out that many words, I can’t take time to verify details. I can do that on the second draft.

Positive thoughts and prayers for energy and productive flow are most welcome. Thanks!

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