It's NaBloPoMo Again!
Yes, for a brief time I thought I would pass on NaBloPoMo this year. It's quite a commitment of time and thought. I wondered if I had it in me this year to commit to blogging every day throughout the month of November. Business is brisk and the days slip by so swiftly...did I really have time for this?
Apparently, the answer is, "Yes, yes I do." Or maybe more accurately, "Yes, I want to." After all, I've been participating in National Blog Posting Month since 2007 - that's a track record of which I'm proud and would regret breaking. While blogging - now that I'm a "professional writer" - gets pushed to the bottom of my to-do list, I still love and cherish the opportunity to write just for the sheer joy of personal expression.
Although blogging on a theme isn't a NaBloPoMo requirement, I've never done NaBloPoMo without one, so here's my 2011 theme:
drum roll please...
Things I've learned since becoming a freelance writer
Let me tell you, this career reinvention has been an education! I've made a list of lessons learned and I'll share one per day during the month of November. So that's the plan.
I've already mentioned #1 a couple times in this very post -
1. I am a listmaniac. (As a professional writer, I'm authorized to create my own words - it's in the bylaws.)
I can't imagine the concept of facing a day without a list. If it enters my mind, it must go on a list. Otherwise, "it" stays in my mind, rattling around aimlessly in some ill-fated attempt to process itself - without the all-important procedural step of being placed on a list. In fact, since my discovery of Springpad, a personal organization program, I even make lists of my lists. Oh my.