NaBloPoMo Writing, NaBloPoMo Problems

I need to issue a disclaimer that I signed up to do NaBloPoMo, which in case either of my two readers is unaware, is National Blog Posting Month. It means I’ll be posting something every day. I know – I’m just as worried as you are.

I did this at the urging of a friend of mine who is doing NaNoWriMo, the novel writing counterpart. So while she is busy writing a 50,000 word science fiction novel, I’ll be over here writing 200 word posts about things like ants, bunions and barnacles. I cannot be held responsible for the quality of my posts, and if you want to just skip this month and come back in December, I won’t blame you.

I’m doing this in part to help with what I have previously referred to as my relatively chronic case of blogstipation. I often struggle to put the words in the computer, deeming them too unfit for public consumption. But at some point you just need to let it out, knowing that only 2-7% may be worth reading. NaBloPoMo shall be my blogging laxative. In which case, I apologize in advance for what is sure to be at times an unsightly case of bloggerrhea. (fact: diarrhea is one of the most difficult words for me to spell correctly on the first try) (extra and unnecessary fact: apparently I write about diarrhea a lot?)

I am also doing this as part of a larger ‘just do it and move on’ effort. There are too many things on my list that I am overthinking or procrastinating or avoiding. I tend to get more done and be more productive when I have more on my plate, so we’ll see if this daily writing commitment can motivate me elsewhere. However I just used 15 minutes of free time to take a nap on the couch, so I think I’m in trouble.

I signed up late and missed the first couple days, and then of course yesterday’s post dated itself as the 6th instead of the 5th (a downfall of being a last-minute writer in the Pacific time zone), so I am already bringing my standard train wreck flair to this endeavor. Should be fun. This totally counts as a full post.

10 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo Writing, NaBloPoMo Problems

  1. I thought about doing it too, but it was already the first of the month, and I hadn’t really thought out the logistics. Which seeing as how I have 2 deadlines and season 4 of the Walking Dead to watch, I don’t see it happening. My hat’s off to you! I think it would be a really good exercise in getting the writing juices flowing without over thinking it.

  2. Okay, I didn’t really mean that. I just wanted to use diarrhea in a sentence and see if I spelled it right on the first try. And…SUCCESS (according to spell check)! My equivalent to your diarrhea dread = “tchotchke”

  3. Huzzah on doing it and moving on! Huzzah for doing thing, in general.
    Huzzah for all the diarrhea-misspellers of the world! I can’t spell misspell! Or successfully. Occasionally. Or anything else with double-single consonant combinations.

    • I went so far as to double check your spelling of occasionally just because I couldn’t believe it didn’t have another ‘s’ in there, even though I know you are a phenomenal speller (had to spellcheck that one too).

      • I always put the second ‘s’ in there. And then the red squiggly line tells me I’m wrong, I delete a ‘c’. Then Im stymied because what could possibly be wrong with ocassionally? I’m 40 years old and I hereby declare that I’m just going to spell it occassionnally. For ease’s sake.

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