I have signed up to take part in October’s NaBloPoMo. This means that for the entire month of October I will be writing Spinster Jane blog posts and of course posting them. Why am I doing this? I mean really, lately it seems that I’m having a difficult enough time keeping up with two blog posts a month right? And it also seems that every other one of those posts is about how busy I am and how I’ve had to let one thing or another slide to get something else accomplished. Why would I want to add more to my plate?
Well, first I won’t really be adding more to my plate. I already write nearly every day. It isn’t always written with my computer, I do have a hard copy, hand written journal that I keep. If I’m not drafting some blog post on my laptop, I have a pen in hand and I’m capturing my thoughts on paper. While I’m not always very disciplined in the how or what of it, I do still write regularly. What I don’t do is share everything I write. You wouldn’t want to read most of what’s in my journal anyway…
“September 24th, 2011…Another late night. That guy, the one who claims to be a rabbit, is sending me weird private messages on Facebook about raiding my garden again. Every time I try to sleep I have dreams about giant bunnies trying to break into the house…”
So part of why I want to do this is to have a bit more regularity and discipline in writing. Of course I’ll let you know right now that it is quite possible that a good amount of what I write will be crap. I’m not going to claim to be a brilliant writer and I’ll likely be making heavy use of the blog prompts provided by the site, which leads me to the second reason for doing this. I like the topic.
Octobers topic is “Between.” Here is the topic description as posted on Blogher:
“Autumn is between the two temperature extremes of summer and winter. It's a time when nature is shifting -- the scattering of leaves in the northern hemisphere, the first signs of new life down south. Halloween is obviously a time for trick-or-treating, but scratch the surface of the holiday and it makes you start thinking about how your time on earth is just a space between two periods of non-living.
I think much of life is spent in the place between; we are always in a state of flux and change. It is during the times of great change, when my limits have really been pushed that I have been able to discover how strong I am, how flexible I can be and often these are the times when I perform my best. These times also give me a great appreciation for those other periods of between, when not a whole lot is going on and I am in a place of rest. So, yeah, I'm pretty down with the topic.
Starting on Saturday, October 1st, my marathon month of blogging will begin. Wish me luck!