Monday, November 3, 2008

30 posts in 30 days?

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), in which approximately a gazillion people write a 50,000 word novel in a month. As Raoul's 86,000 word first draft took me 52 days, and didn't feel stressful, I don't think I need to do NaNoWriMo.

However, today I discovered NaBloPoMo, the National Blog Posting Month. THIS we need to do. The odd picture of a LolCat and a promise to post more does not a blog make, and I want a blog. (Am I the only one who's not always sure WHY I want a blog? I like rambling, but...)

So, today is November 3rd. By one criterion I am already a failure since I missed the first two days of the month. However, I will post for 30 straight days, thereby fulfilling the spirit of the thing.

It's breakfast time, though, and I don't know what else to post! I will think up some brilliant topics (brilliant to me, anyhow... your mileage may vary) and use them later this week. In the meantime, here's what I'm up to this week:

  • stretch class in the morning (wherein I attempt not to feel bad about being utterly out-stretched by ladies old enough to be my grandmother)
  • editing Raoul in the afternoon (FYI, Raoul now has a title! SHINY.). This will likely take place at Starbucks as today is 'test the fire alarms throughout the condo building and drive Heather mad' day.)
  • someone has actually considered me capable of holding employment, so I'll be working at her pet supply store. (Poor kid... perhaps I dropped her on her head one too many times when we were little).
  • groceries shall be purchased.
  • Raoul will be edited if there is time. I hope there will be.
  • the good: I will spend the morning editing Raoul
  • the bad: I have to get my teeth cleaned in the afternoon.
  • the ugly: I chipped a tooth last week, so there will be another appointment. Urgh.
  • Raoul in the morning. (Incidentally, I love saying stuff like, "I'm hanging out with Raoul" or "I'll be doing Raoul all day." Is that pathetic?)
  • unless I was fired on Tuesday, another afternoon at the sweat shop
  • hehehe. I'll be doing Raoul all day.
And of course there will be a daily blog post, and I will also update my 101 things in 1001 days list and my books I've read list, as progress has been made in both areas even though there's been no tracking. It looks like rather a lot all written out. Especially since "doing Raoul" often involves spending twenty minutes or more on a particular sentence, until the back half of my brain feels like I've slammed it repeatedly against a wall.

Oh, well. Now that I know what I'm doing, I'm off to do it.

After breakfast, of course.


mini witchy said...

Am I the only one who's not always sure WHY I want a blog?

Yes, this is me also. I try not to question the voices in my head too much though, they don't like it. ;)

Jennifer said...

Keep going! :) I feel like since I was able to blog twice over the weekend, I can easily do it during the week.

Diana said...

"Doing Raoul" HA! I once rode a horse named Patrick which is also my husband's name. I still have fun with that one.

Lauria said...

I was going to say, "Didn't you miss VOTING on Tuesday?!" and then I took a peek at your profile. Nope. No American voting for you! :)

You can do the posting! Just think of this as easy writing to shake up Roul out of your head and allow yourself to be able to get back to doing him. :)

Heather Wardell said...

I love it, Diana. :)

Lauria, we did have an election a few weeks ago, and I did vote, so not to worry!

Laux, the voices in my head are always characters, and if you question those guys they stop wanting to make a novel for you. :)

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