Who wants to write a novel?

November is usually a bit of a slow month for me compared to October and December.

October is all about Flashlight Cemetery Tours and Haunted Hospital Tours. In October I get to spend several late evenings in the cemetery regaling people with strange stories of Lethbridge past. We run several of our Downtown Lethbridge Treasure Hunt programs and school cemetery programs in October hoping to catch the last of the good weather before winter comes.

December is about our Christmas program where hundreds of kids come and participate in Christmas activities. Many of our volunteers are busy right now wrapping doll bodies in anticipation.

But what about November? Well, I have an idea. November is National Novel Writing Month. Participants are challenged to write 50,000 words of a new novel. Who's with me?

I think, though, I'll have to change it a little. I have several writing projects on the go and my goal is to write at least 50,000 words between them.

So I make it my pledge before the end of November to have the Cemetery as an Educational Resource book done and available to the public. To finalize (after how many years?) the grade 5 Immigrant Voices Archives kit. To research and get together the last of the reported haunted places I'm researching. To have available to the public (in anticipation of museum visits with your family during the holidays) the brochure and booklet on How to Visit Museums with Children and Families. To check off all related To Do List items from my list.

Now, you'll just all have to check back in December and see how it went. And if you're on board to write your own novel (or some similar project), be sure to let me know. And also sign-in with the official National Novel Writing Months web-site. Can't wait to see what comes out of a creative, ambitious month ahead.