So much for owing myself six more consecutive NaBloPoMo posts. Agh!! Well, I tried.
This time of the year is so rough with lengthy to do lists, shorten tempers and trying to squeeze it all in. Just this past week was crazy!
We got our tree, the boys went out of town while Lola and I stayed home and nursed colds, did a bunch on online holiday shopping, decorated the house and started our holiday cards, oh and my sister got engaged! More on that later….
At any rate, I consecutively wrote 17 posts in a row and a total of 23 for the month. This will be my last NaBloPoMo post.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
1. Editing photos, even if it’s just adding a watermark or resizing is a huge pain in the ass.
2. Participating in NaBloPoMo felt like homework every.single.day. and I decided I don’t appreciate writing under pressure.
3. I have plenty of content and ideas and don’t need prompts at this point in my life and I was thrilled to have cleared out my drafts folder.
4. NaBloPoMo kept me from watching hours of mindless TV. And reading. And I love reading. And TV.
5. This exercise encouraged me to let go of perfection and just write.
6. I’ve been blogging for over six years, but I’ve never blogged with any kind of regularity. I viewed this as a fun challenge, but decided I don’t want to be a full time blogger, I want to write bigger, more meaningful, meatier pieces and aim higher. I’ve been published a few places and I’m very proud of that and want to do more of that. Having said all that, however, I am motivated to keep adding to my blog when the mood strikes me. I like this space.
7. Writing begets writing. Even if it’s bad, I have to keep writing! I have to get it off my chest, out of my head and out here, there, anywhere for the sake of my own sanity.
Thank you for so much for reading my 7707 words and for the 50 comments.
23 days!! Yay me!!
Did you participate in NaBloPoMo, or NaNoWriMo? Did you finish? What have you learned from the challenge, whether you finished it or not?