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Family History Writing Challenge - We Did It!

Today marks our 28th and last day in the Family History Writing Challenge. First, I want to thank everyone who took this journey with me. I am interested in hearing how everyone did.

For me personally, I was consistent throughout these 28 days, that is until this last week. The stomach flu took me down for about 3 days and I lost some writing time. With that being said, I managed to complete just over 5800 words and I will add a few more to that today.

Although by no means did this complete my family history writing.  I still have a long way to go but it gave me a big push in the right direction as I hope it did for you. From here on out, I plan to dedicate some time each week to the writing of my family history.

There are a few things I hoped you accomplished and learned from your journey in this last month.

  •  I hope you got your story organized and outlined into a story plan.
  • I hope you were able to source out some gaps in your research and put a plan in place to finish that      research.
  • I hope you learned some creative writing skills, such as establishing a setting and demonstrating your ancestor’s character.
  •  However, most importantly I hope you proved to yourself you have it in you to write your family history and that it comes down to making a commitment to the process.

Again thanks for taking this journey, let me know how you faired?  What did you learn about your writing? Would you participate again? How could we improve our 28-Day Writing Challenge for next year? Love to hear your thoughts.