Blogging Post NaNoWriMo
Regular followers probably have noticed that the length of my blog posts have dropped off considerably. A lot of this stems from my participation in the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.
For the month of November, all my creative juices was dedicated to completing my story and have it be 50,000 words or more. I did manage to complete it, though the blog paid the price. During November, most of my posts were limited to word counts and story updates. And that is all well and good. When you are trying to make a daily word count of roughly 1,667 words, the last thing you want to do is write a blog with an additional 1,000 words. After all, those words would be much better used in the NaNoWriMo. Hey, one of the characters could have a blog and be talking about the same subject.
Now that November is over and I have completed by story (actually completed, not just leaving it hanging with no end like last year), you would think that the blogging would pick up. And, in theory, you should be right. It hasn’t, but that is mostly because of two things. The first is NaNo exhaustion, stemming from actually undertaking such a feat, and completing it. The last thing you want to do, at least for a little bit, is write more. The second is that I actually liked what I wrote this year and have been working on tweaking it. I call it tweaking it because I am not all that keen on an outright rewrite at this moment. I may, which is surprising because I usually hate the whole rewriting process. So, I spend more time tweaking it until I realize that I have not put together a blog. Thus, I end up throwing something together hastily and at the last minute just to post something.
Sure, I could probably go a day or two without posting something and take a break from the blog. I could do that, but I know how I am. A day or two become a week or two. Soon, the next post I make is three months later because I felt the need to vent about something that I saw somewhere. It is better for me to continue to post small tidbits rather than wait for the larger ones to happen. It keeps me in the habit.
Posted on December 12, 2011, in Blogging, Creative, Internet, NaNoWriMo, Opinion, Personal, Writing and tagged blogging, creative, internet, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, Opinion, personal, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.