I realized last night that I never told you all that I was participating in National Blog Posting Month with Wendy and some others. I've never participated before, and was hesitant to this year as well, but I needed a kick in the writing pants and this was it.
Several years ago, 2004?, 2005?, I participated in National Novel Writing Month. Looks like I also half-participated in 2007, but I forgot all about that attempt, and obviously didn't get very far.
In 2004 or 2005, I almost finished, meaning I almost wrote 50,000 words in one month. My problem was that I was writing for quality, instead of quantity, something the instructions tell you not to do! I'd go back and rewrite and edit and fuss and therefore missed my goal by about 10,000 words. I do, though, have about half a finished book in a box somewhere in my garage.
When I think about participating in NaNoWriMo again, something I definitely want to do, I laugh. I couldn't accomplish it pre-baby, I'm surely not going to accomplish it in the next 16 years. Or maybe I will, we'll see. In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying my daily blog posts. I've definitely enjoyed writing them.