Am I allowed to blame the devil? I mean, I distinctly remember it not being in my best interest as a kid. But, it is Halloween and I don’t have a really good excuse for signing up for 30 days of chaos.
I’ve been having light-hearted conversations about this day for the last few weeks. I knew it was coming and I promised to dive in with a few of my blogging friends (new and old), however, I didn’t feel it until today.
It was as if my body was taken over by aliens (I mean…the devil). I was excited. I was all in. So much so that I committed to not only National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) but National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as well!
And, you know what?
There was a rush and I liked it.
My Schedule’s Pretty Spooky
Now, I’ll admit there wasn’t an ounce of sanity in my decision. I honestly don’t know where I’ll find the time. For almost every weekend for more than a month now, I’ve been apart of a movie crew. In two days, it’s nothing to put in more than 24 hours.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of fun helping my friends complete their first indie film and, as a writer, I love to see the words take shape but it’s also a lot of work.
In addition, I still work full-time Monday through Friday and, on every given day, traffic is interesting.
Begone Evil (Techie) Spirits
To top it all off, I haven’t blogged in awhile, I have several outlines for this book, I’m not sure what I want to do with Feedburner or my newsletter and what about Categories and Tags.
For some strange reason (poltergeist, maybe?), I think it’ll all work out. I think I needed a kickstart and what better time than now. Set yourself on fire and, at the very least, folks will show up with marshmallows!
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
I’m tired of being on the zero side of zero to sixty and, while I don’t think sixty is a speed I can maintain, at least I’ll be moving.
So, what will you get from me while I’m flying by the seat of my britches in overcommitment? I can’t be sure but I promise it will be whatever I have to give.
Cruise control can be safe but it can also be boring. Now is as good a time as any to let the devil, aliens and all their little minions off the hook.
Time for the Holy Water (er, Truth Serum)
Here it goes…
I committed to NaBloPoMo because everytime I’ve participated in the past, I loved the me it produced. Discipline begets more discipline. And, I’m on the NaNoWriMo bandwagon again because I want to be a published author.
So there…see you on the other side, my pretties!