Day 1

NaNoWriMo, NaBloPoMo, MiniWriMo

Day 1 – 1228 words

That’s about 400 words short of today’s goal. I might write more before midnight.

I might go to bed asap.

I’m posting when I should be working on the novel (or sleeping) because last night, in an excess of enthusiasm, I yielded to impulse and registered for NaBloPoMo: National Blog Posting Month. The goal is to post every day. I’ve tried it a couple of times and always bailed out before the end of the month. But this is the first time I’ve participated in November, which is the official month. Bloggers who post every day between now and November 30 are eligible for a prize.

I don’t know what the prize is, nor do I care. It isn’t about the prize. It never is. When I take a cardiac stress test, I stay on the treadmill longer than I have to. With the doctor saying, “You can stop now if you want to,” and my legs turning to rubber, I keep right on walking.

It also isn’t about good sense.

NaBloPoMo has a website, and I could post there as well as here. If I wanted to stay awake long enough to do it.

This morning I dropped in on Facebook and How Many Pages Did You Write Today? was passing the word about the MiniWriMo. It works on the same principle as NaNoWriMo, but instead of shooting for 50,000 words this month, its participants shoot for 250 words a day–one page. That I thought I could do.

So that’s what’s going on.

I’ll as many words I can (at least 250) for the novel, and I’ll post here, every day in November.

Tomorrow’s topic: I have no idea.

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William laughing
William laughing

6 thoughts on “Day 1

    1. I’m glad they make you smile, Sylvia. I usually blog quite happily, but last night my enthusiasm started to wane. I suspect it’s because I tied myself up for thirty days and then told people about it, so I have to do it, which means I don’t want to do it. My life is just one big mind game.

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  1. I’ve been in such a writing drought lately, I decided I needed to get off dead center. So, I signed up for the MiniWriMo. I can do that much through my blog, my reviews, my SCN Journal articles. I guess they count. And, I may get back to some of my memoir stories, which I may be “postponing ” by keeping so busy with the above projects. Can we say avoidance? 😦

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    1. I think everything counts in MiniWriMo. Which is a good thing, since I’d rather do anything than work on the novel. And yes, we can say avoidance. We pronounce it like experts.

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