The simplest answer is I don’t know yet. I have participated in NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month, for the last two years.
In 2013, I even impressed myself by blogging each and every day. It was tiresome, yet extremely rewarding. I felt, it felt, good.
In 2014, I missed a few days, but was determined to take it in stride, and pick up where I left off. No harm, no foul. I blogged much more than anticipated. I felt happy. Writing felt good.
So here we are, 2015, and I am bouncing around the idea of doing it again. I know, for sure, that putting something to page each and every day dramatically improves my writing. It's a known fact about practice. I’m scared, though, that I won’t have the time. I'm scared I will find something else to do.
Here is were the “cut myself some slack” talk comes in. If I post one-fifth of what I have in the last few month, which is virtually nothing, I am way ahead.
Maybe I will make a few new blog friends. Maybe I will learn some interesting things. Quite possibly I'll get reacquainted, and semi-intimate, with my inner muse. All wins, right?
And then there is the (self-inflicted) peer pressure! My blog roll is full of writers excited for the November to begin. And writing!!!!! I want this feeling. I want to be excited. I don't want to miss out on the fun; I suffer from FOMO sometimes.
I have until November 5th to decide. Today, I am in! I hope that goes for tomorrow, too, and the next day, and the day after that, and the day after…
Are you in or out?