Posted by: Author | October 31, 2021

NaNoWriMo 2021

National Novel Writing Month starts tomorrow, November 1. I’ve been on a bit of an involuntary hiatus from writing, but am determined to get back to it. I love the crazy madness of NaNoWriMo, so I’m hopeful I’ll get some words on paper this coming month. I hope to be back with more Tuesday Tales as well.

My NaNo story will be a bit of another ghost story, this one taking place in modern times but focused on the historical district of my hometown. We have a brilliant history here in the City of Five Flags—we’ve been ruled by the Spanish, French, English, Confederacy, and the United States. Significant battles have taken place here, a widow of a signer of the Declaration of Independence lived her after his death and is buried in one of our historical cemeteries. We even have the shame of having held Geronimo as a prisoner at one of our forts. This book will—hopefully—shed some light on some of our stories from the past with a fun little twist. Geronimo will most likely not make an appearance as I am not proud of how the community treated him—like an exhibit in a zoo —breaks my heart. I want the novel to be mostly light-hearted, so I’m choosing to leave that out.

Andrew Jackson, first governor of Florida when it became a US territory, will be in the opening scene. He’s kind of a problematic figure, but he’s an integral part of the opening I have envisioned.

The working title is ”Psychic or Psychotic” — my NaNo page says it’s an untitled Pirate story and I need to fix that—as soon as I remember my password—or get to my work computer where it’s saved. 😀 There may or not be a pirate in the book—as a pantser, I won’t know until I know—I CAN say there ARE some to choose from in local history. 😀 Even rumors of Jean Lafitte.


  1. Intriguing, for sure. And I’m soooo glad you are back to writing. Sometimes, it just feeds the spirit. Or ghost, as the case may be. 🙂

    • Lol. Yeah. Feed the ghost. Love it. And I haven’t written yet…. Let’s hope I stick to it. 😀


  2. Yay, I’m looking forward to reading more Jillian writing!
    Good luck with Nano. I’m attempting it too. We’ll see…..

    • Thanks TrishaFaye. Good luck with yours too.


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