When I did #NaBloPoMo last year, it was my first time, and I did it in part to see if I could (and would) write every single day. It was a great challenge, and similar to this year, I jumped in with both feet. I prepped WordPress with blanks, figured out where to go for prompt lists, and joined a couple of groups to encourage me along.
And similar to last year, I started out strong and then…fizzled. It’s really HARD to get inspired to write every single day. Especially if you’ve got three kids at home and (this year anyway), a second job as an Editor at RealityMoms.Rocks.
But I’m happy to say that today is the 28th day straight of writing. And although there have been a few days where I’ve struggled, and (definitely) not been at my best, I have accomplished my goal of writing every day. And I’ve even gone through my folders and pulled out a few gems that needed some polish. And as I haven’t been writing as much as I’ve wanted to, it’s given me a new energy that I can use to push me through into next year. I’ve developed a few strategies to (a) make more time for writing; and (b) make more fulsome posts.
Not only that, but I haven’t been submitting my writing much beyond the blog since I started my editing job. And this month I managed to get out not just one, but THREE posts to other sites (they’ll be published in December, keeps your eyes open for them). And I even squeaked in an author interview with one of my faves, Christine Carter!
And although I’ve got two days left, I am confident that I’ll reach my final goal of posting every day for the entire month (yay me!) with a new post tomorrow and a Haiku for my finale on Wednesday.
Did you enter NaBloPoMo this year? How did you do? What tips have you got for me for next year?
I’m participating in NaBloPoMo and NanoPoblano for the entire month of November! Click on one of the badges below to read more.
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