Monday, November 16, 2009

How Embarrassing!

Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to say you have a blog, but you rarely post anything?

What does a non-blogger, who has a blog, look like? Their skin is creased and wrinkled from holding their head in their hands while moaning, "Alas, alas. What can I possibly write about that would be of interest to others?" A flabby stomach greets them when they finally rise from hours spent in front of a blank computer screen. Vericose veins march their way across the non-bloggers thighs in protest of too little walking. Eyes are dull, just like one's mind. It's a sad state of affairs, I tell you. Either that, or old age!

My postings have been so few, and so far apart, that I'm sure no one reads them but me. But I've found a new sense of discipline this month and I believe I can start posting a couple times a week. Even if I'm the only one who reads them, at least I can be consistent.

My new realization that I can be disciplined about my writing has come from participating in a world-wide event during the month of November. It's called National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. Or NaNo for shorter. The goal is to write 50,000 words of a new novel during November. That's a lot of words for most of us to reach in that amount of time.

This came at the perfect time for me. I had just come up with the germ of an idea for a new story I wanted to write on my own. I had just become represented by a new agent who I know will require a lot from me. So I signed up. At this point, I've written 27,549 words. I think I'm going to make it!

And as I go through the rest of the month, I'll also blog. They may not be deep and insightful, but as I've found by NaNoing, they just need to be written.

4 comments:

Grace Bridges said...

Good for you! Well done and keep at it! We're all proud of you :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see those ideas just keep bubbling up. Keep going, girl. You're gonna do it!

Robin Johns Grant said...

I have the same ailment! Although I couldn't have accomplished that much on NaNo. That's impressive!

Jen said...

Oh good, you are alive! Trust me, I read your blogs, or should I say I pop over here to see if there is anything new, and to my surprise, 2new postings!! Good Job. And I have been following your writing progress via Facebook, good job on that as well. Talk to you soon, Happy Thanksgiving!