NaBloPoMo ~ NoMore

We made it! It’s the last day of November, and the last day of the 2015 National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) challenge. I succeeded in posting to this blog daily for 30 days and — as promised — I didn’t resort to regaling you with endless photos of my cat and dog. Well, maybe I did. But they’re so stinkin’ cute!

No More

 

Most of the time it was fun, sometimes tedious. It certainly did force me to crank up my creative juices, and to acknowledge that I don’t have to wait around like some mutt underfoot begging for table scraps, hoping my muse tosses a few ideas my way.

Okay, so it’s never been that bad. My usual writing process is that some notion begins buzzing around my head like an annoying insect. I roll up a metaphorical newspaper and swat it. When it falls to the ground, I poke at it to see if there’s any life left in it. If there is, then maybe I write about it. The metaphorical insect, that is.

If it’s a real insect, I try to get the dog to catch it and either escort it outside or ensure its demise. He usually just sniffs at it and walks away. As does the insect.

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Outdoors: live and let live.

 

Outdoors, my bug philosophy is “live and let live.” Indoors, the rule is if it won’t go away or if it creeps me out, it dies. Kind of like a blind date. But I digress.

There aren’t many insects flying around my part of the world at this time of year. Except stink bugs. And who wants to write about a stink bug, metaphorical or otherwise?

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Indoors: sic ’em, Chules!

 

The point of all this is to say that I will write with less frequency from now on, that I’ll try not to write if I have nothing to say, and that you probably shouldn’t go on a blind date with me.

Thanks for seeing me through this month, and for reading each and every one of my posts. You did that, right?

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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3 Responses to NaBloPoMo ~ NoMore

  1. Blind date – lol!

    I assiduously avoid those “every day” or word count per day challenges. They shut down my creativity and I can barely think of a thing to communicate (which, for me, is saying a ton!) Different strokes . . . but most extrinsic motivational attempts feel more like pressure to me.

    I wish they’d move ’em all to Twitter – where they’d still feel like pressure, but I wouldn’t have as much trouble keeping up with hundreds of daily postings and could concentrate on my blog-buddies who are posting as usual! Congrats getting through it yourself, however.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    • Maggie C says:

      Yeah, I always end up feeling guilty for accosting my readers that frequently. This year I will do the A to Z challenge in April, but I’m writing 5-7-5 poems for each day (haiku, only not really). I figure it will be easy enough to read — or ignore — 17 syllables per post for 26 days. I’ve actually got most of them written so it won’t be too intimidating come April.

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