November is a big month for writers. First, it’s National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo). People all over the world commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in the month. (Interested in learning more, go here. ) Second, if novel-writing isn’t your thing but blogging is, it’s also, conveniently enough, National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). The concept is simple for both – get out of your head and just write.
Now to be honest, I had no intention of participating in NaBloPoMo this year. It’s a lot of work, it requires committment and quite frankly, I’m not sure I have the time to post every day this month. In fact, I’m quite sure I don’t have the time, but I’m going to try to make some space for it. I’ve been watching a few bloggers I follow, introduce their month of writing intentions, and every year I think, “I’d like to do that,” but I always have an excuse why I don’t.
So it’s time to shake things up in my life. I’m going to attempt it. Jump in with both feet, no advanced planning, just get writing. It requires a couple of concessions on my part: 1) Many posts will probably take a different form than I usually post here due to time considerations and 2) There are going to be some not particularly well-written posts when I just need to get something up and I don’t have the luxury of hours to craft it. These are both good things in the long run, but I apologize now for any sub-par reading you stumble into.
So I hope you’ll check in from time to time this month and see how I am doing. Better yet, participate in a challenge yourself and let me know about it so we can cheer each other on.