100th Blog Post

sparklers-923527_1920This post marks the 100th time I’ve published something on my blog. When I created this site, I thought 100 posts was an impossible achievement. Turns out, it just takes time.

I’ve learned many lessons over the past months, almost too many to talk about here. That is probably a future post.

As I write this 100th post, my mind is on the stories I’ve been working on and the challenge I’ve set for myself.

In the next month, I may or may not be available. November is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month to the uninitiated, and I have signed up again. Come November 1st I will be sitting at my computer pounding out 1667 words a day toward my goal of 50,000 words. that is the minimum of what it takes to complete the challenge.

My own personal goal is to write about 2000 words each day. It’s a doable number and, yet, still gives me room to have days where the words aren’t flowing as well.

That being said, I still have a blog. This isn’t something I am willing to set aside for a month while I am working on my novel. I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with a plan to accomplish both.

One way is to do what I’ve been doing with my normal weekly posts. That has been working for the most part, but November is different. I have a lot more going on and that may be difficult.

Late last month, I had a flash of inspiration. An idea came to me to write a short story and post it as a serial story on my blog throughout the month. I’ve been working on something but I’m not sure it will be complete in time. I’m not giving up on this idea, but we’ll see what happens.

For now, continue to expect 2-3 posts each week. I plan to update everyone on my progress at the very least.

November will be an interesting month.

I am excited about this year’s NaNo project. I have worked on a plan that is nearly complete though there are a few things left to do. Things like creating a scene list (yes I am going there) and research. I still have lots and lots of research to do.

As this is my 100th post, I am no longer considered a newbie writer. My brain is still trying to catch up to this idea. Pushing the publish button is easier now but I am often still anxious. I wonder if that will ever leave.

So here is to the next 100 posts. May they be interesting and full of beautiful words. At the very least, let them not be dull, or worse, breaking grammar rules.

Thank you for being part of this journey.

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