I Can’t Blog With Paper on the Laptop.

I Can’t Blog With Paper on the Laptop.

Ten days without an update. Eek! Egads. Yikes. Stuff like that.

I woke up last Thursday (that’s LAST, as in the tenth of October), with a scratchy throat.  I figured it was allergies.  I figured wrong.  I seem to have contracted a small form of death.  Coughing, sneezing, fatigue, general malaise.  It’s fun times.  I’ve been going to bed at 8:50.  Why such an odd time? Well, when one normally goes to sleep around 9:20, there isn’t a whole lot of wiggle room.

Why do I go to sleep at 9:20, you ask, and not just 9:15 or 9:30?  Because. That’s why.

I think I’m finally starting to see the tail end of this cold, which would be great since I’m really tired of feeling like crap.

Next month I’ll be participating in NaBloPoMo.  That’s National Blog Posting Month for those of you unaware. I did this last year, with moderate success (I missed one day that I made up about 8 hours into the following day).  I’m hoping to do better this year by planning my posts via an editorial calendar. The problem is that I was so busy saving posts for next month that I sort of forgot to keep planning posts for this month. And I was in a phlegmy haze too.  You’ll forgive me right?

So I have some good stuff planned for next month, with about 10 days of posts planned. I’ll be hooking up with BlogHer and yeah write this year as well because these things are just more fun when other people are involved. That translates roughly to mean that I want better traffic.  It’s all about the numbers, people. (No, it’s not.) {Yes, it is.}

November is also known as NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month wherein people shoot to write a novel during the month.  I don’t write novels, so I’m not doing that.  I decided to make up NaMeWriMo, National Memoir Writing Month.  I won’t finish mine in one month, but I hope to work on it every day of the month.  Maybe if I do that I’ll actually hit my goal of finishing the first draft this year.  I doubt it.

I also acknowledge that I may not have made up NaMeWriMo but I’m too lazy to go look it up. So if I bit off your idea, sorry.

I wanted to give you a quick glimpse into my life these days.  I have done that.  I need to wrap this up because my child has ripped up and crumpled three sheets of paper and he is throwing them at me while I type.  This makes blogging more difficult than you’d think. I’m trying to finish this last sentence while he gathers his scraps into a pumpkin shaped bucket. Too late, he just dumped them on the keyboard.

Hooking up with yeah write’s weekend moonshine grid. That’s fun times, for reals.

17 Responses to “I Can’t Blog With Paper on the Laptop.”

  1. Erica M says:

    You have 11 days to get a new blog design. I’m free when you are.

  2. Marcy says:

    I intended to do NaBloPoMo last year, and I quickly realized it wasn’t going to happen. I only post one or two times a week, and I didn’t have enough to say. I am so impressed that you pre-wrote that many posts. Maybe I could do it with that strategy? Hope you feel better.

    • I usually don’t post that frequently either, but I love a good challenge. I won’t pre-plan everything, so I’ll throw in a few things last minute I’m sure, but I’m planning some that tie to my yeah write stuff and a few other specific dates. Last year was really hard to do all of it 100% spontaneous, so this feels like a good compromise.

  3. Robbie K says:

    I’m cosidering doing NaBloPoMo. Made a half assed attempt last year. Hope you feel better

  4. I hope you feel better and I love love love your voice/sense of humor. Glad to see you back.

  5. Daniel Nest says:

    You think pieces of paper are tough? I have two cats trying to take over the keyboard, because apparently they have more to say than I do!

    Good luck with the NaPoWroDoGeronimo. All these abbreviations!

  6. psychochef says:

    There is something poetic about being pummeled with balled up scrapes of paper while you’re trying to write. Think of it as your son trying to motivate you : )

    Good luck with that na na na na na – you are definitely a more motivated blogger than me : /

    • Him motivating me is much better than what he was really doing, which was annoy me so much that I stopped writing and started playing with him. He’s lucky he’s so cute.

      I’m not sure how far my motivation will get me. I’m the queen of Big Ideas that never quite take off.

  7. cynk says:

    I like your made-up NaMeWriMo. Go you!

  8. Jack says:

    I like NaBloPoMo and might do it again. I keep getting complaints about updating too frequently so I might as well have a new excuse. 😉 Hope you are feeling better.

  9. I’ve been kind of light these past couple months too. With September it was the holidays, and in October, I keep thinking of things and then wanting to save them for November…Can’t wait to NaBloPoMo with you again this year!

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