Over the past year or so, I’ve been sucked into researching my family history and came across my 4th great-grandfather, Robert Hall. Robert was an original Texian pioneer, soldier, Texas Ranger, and it turns out, an essential figure in Texas history.
As evident in this actual photo of him, he was a character too.
The more I dug into his life and his kids, the more I’ve become obssessed. 3 wars. Murder. Santa Anna. And so much more.
It helped that he dictated a memoir that was turned into a book.
When I saw that WordPress.com was sponsoring the NaNoWriMo challenge this November, I knew I wanted to participate.
So here I am. I have an intriguing main character. The 1800s of Texas. And no idea what I’m getting into.
By next week, I hope to have a rough outline, and to keep me honest, I’ll share my progress here.
Wish me luck!