Before you think I have the answer to that question, I don’t. Writing this the way I am now is how I’ve decided to work this problem out, the way I work things out in the opening line, every day in my morning journal. Each day, my entry begins with a “first thought topic sentence”, totally based on whatever notion pops into my head after I open the book and secure it on the clipboard that holds it still so my pen can fly through the lines at an average of 17 minutes a page.
Or, to quote Indiana Jones, “I’m making this up as I go”.
And if there WAS a plan for this November, that WAS the plan.
So here we are, on Day 29, caught between a plan and a hard place, and me looking to write 3 posts in the next 29 hours, to make it a true 30 for 30, while I ask myself, “What is there left to write about”.
Usually, I wait till the end of the post to ask you a question, but here’s a question you can kick around before we get to the end, “Are you as burned out right now as I am”? Because I gotta tell you, I am pan seared and oven roasted over writing for this almost 30 days. I guess right now I’m thinking about writing the way most people who enjoy their job feel when they know they’re about to start their vacation, and just stare blankly at the cubicle walls, quiet quitting, so the boss doesn’t notice. Except in November, I am the boss of me, and if I don’t do this, nobody will.
Tomorrow, I already know I will bang out 2 blog posts like the boss I am, and then happily go on a well-deserved BLOGCATION for the first week in December. But, unlike most Decembers after NanoPoblano, I won’t close the blinds and draw the blackout curtains shut, like in the old days. I already have fresh things to share with you in the coming month. Fun things.
At least I hope they’ll be fun things. So for the first few days after BLOGPOCALYPSE has come to a close, remember to keep your notifications on and your curiosity up. And also, read the hashtags. Sooooo many hashtags. The clues will all be there.
So like I asked way early, are you feeling like a “pan seared and oven roasted” blogger right about now? It’s share time.
And I will talk to you, twice, tomorrow.