Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Falling Back Into Writing

This Sunday Daylight Savings Time will end and we will fall back to Standard Time. I'm going to see if I can "fall back" into writing beginning November 1, too, even if it's only for the month of November.

I have never before officially participated in NaNoWriMo, but this year I am going to do so. (If you are interested in signing up or just want more info, you can click the image on my sidebar.) I have always worked best with a deadline, so being accountable to the NaNoWriMo community, particularly my own regional group, and seeing my word count online, may speed me on to complete 50,000 words in November, and keep me from taking too much time to think but just WRITE instead.

Also to aid that I have joined NaBloPoMo for November, pledging myself to make a blog post every day for that month. (Again, clicking on the image in my sidebar will take you to that web site.) Making myself write something every day will be a good exercise for me.

I have a new idea for a book and have done no more than make a very sketchy outline for it, so it's good timing for me. I'll simply plunge into writing it on Sunday and at the end of the month we'll see what I've come up with. Forcing myself to just write and not edit or re-write until I've completed 50,000 words will be very difficult for me, I know, but it will be good for me.

For the past three nights I've been reading and commenting on blogs -- have visited about 25 in that time period, some that I hadn't visited in many months. I'm going to keep on visiting a few each day. I have really enjoyed that. So maybe the fog is lifting, and the joy of blogging and reading blogs is coming back to me.

10 comments:

ADB said...

Excellent, Lori, looking forward to your daily posts. Keep it up!

Rose said...

me too, I did it last November and I'm going to try my danged-est to do it again this November! look forward to your posts too!

Dawn said...

I hope the joy is back...

be well...

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Once it is a habit, daily posting is not that difficult. I do admit that I use the Post Options and on weekends que up multiple entries.

What ever works for you :o)

Swampy said...

Well,so glad you took the time to visit my place (The Asylum)...No way can I write that much. Will just enjoy yours.

Lisa said...

Looking forward to reading your daily entries. I should do something akin to this as I have been very negligent myself in the past month. It's good to see you again Lori.

Gerry said...

I remember when I started to write my first novel. Instead of wrestling with a native trout I felt like I was wrestling a whale. I had to write a long long long long short story I reasoned. I just wasn't used to going the distance. Now I have to train myself to quit writing and shut up! Gerry

That corgi :) said...

thanks for stopping by as you getting back into blogging; good luck with NaBloPoMo! I hear a lot of people enjoy participating in it :)

betty

Anonymous said...

Falling back into writing. Nice idea. I have been out for a long time. I am back. I will try to follow every day as well. AND write every day.

Barbara said...

Great to really hear from you Lori instead of just kidnapping you or being kidnapped by you. ;o)

I, too, am making more of an effort to be in the Blogger community again. But I only post once or twice a month as a rule.

New priorities at home.