It is a new day, a new month and a new beginning. Beginnings hold many promises and challenges. I am joining the Ultimate Blog Challenge again. It’s a good opportunity to reconnect with old members of the community and to meet new ones. It’s a good opportunity to learn from each other. November is national novel writing month. I’ve always wanted to write a novel, a memoir. Who hasn’t? Though I’ve tried NaNoWriMo a few times, I’ve failed miserably. It’s hard to come up with 50,000 words in 30 days. It would mean writing 1,666.6 words daily. When I set up this blog, I had intended writing 1000 words daily. Hence, the name onethousandandtwo.
I had high hopes and reaching high in my first days. I have learned that I have troubled getting 500 words at a time. I am a Hallmark type of a gal in writing. Too bad they are not hiring. I could write smart and snapping postcard greetings. Not to be discouraged and fail totally, I have always pushed forward with my keyboard and be satisfied with what my tapping brings forth. I have no business to promote. It is difficult to come up with a theme or a goal. Mostly it is mutterings of my daily grind. It’s no wonder I don’t have a huge following. That has never been my purpose so I am not hugely disappointed.
What I hope for this month of November is to show up every day. This could be my 2021 NaNoWriMo effort. I could strive to live up to the name of onethousandandtwo. I wonder how do-able that is. Would I have enough content? Could I be that long winded and keep the readers’ interest once they get here? Good questions for me to consider. It would be worthwhile for me to pursue these lines. It would push me out of my comfort zone. I would have to plan a little. I’ve been living too long on auto pilot. I’ve talked/tapped alot about challenges and making changes. I haven’t accomplished much because aside from talking about it, I haven’t wroked on reaching those goals.
I won’t have an easy time of it. Already I am stuck and I haven’t reached even 400 words. It is a good place to stop. Rome wasn’t built in a day. I have to build my way to 1000 words. I am starting November off on a good foot. It’s a beautiful sunny day. I had another early morning walk and the first UBC post.
8 thoughts on “A MONTH OF DAILY WRITES”
Ahhhh, Lily. You did well, you did fine! I always enjoy visiting. I didn’t realize your blog was named for word counts. Happy November —
Thank you, Julie. You are always so kind.
We’re back at it Lily! Looking forward to a month long of excited blogs from you!
Yes, Martha. I feel excited. It’s almost like the start of school again.😀
It’s always good to see you, Lily! And I’m glad you are doing the challenge this month. I rarely get anywhere close to 1000 words for any of my blog posts, and my posts this month won’t get anywhere near that, either. But like you, staying with it until the end is more important to me than how long my posts are. Wishing us both easy writing!
Yes, good luck to us both, Jeanine. I do have good vibes for this month.
I always love reading your posts Lily, be it a 100 words or onethousandandtwo!! Your posts rejuvenate me, and calm me, all at the same time..
Thank you very much, Vidya.