So, every November, writers and bloggers the world over are
peer pressured invited to take part in literary self-flagellation of epic proportions. Today kicks off National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo).
NaNoWriMo – commonly referenced as National Sh*%$y First Draft Month – puts writers up to the challenge of
pumping out 50,000 decent words in one month. Approximately one novelist will succeed, and his name is probably Stephen King.
NaBloPoMo is the blogging equivalent. WE CAN HAS GOOD WORDS TOO!, said the bloggers who got jealous of the uppitiness of NaNoWriMo’ers. (Them and their dang tea.) Responding to NaNoWriMo, bloggers post pictures of Lolcats everyday in November and pat themselves on the back for being prolific and wise.
Those of us who have been off our meds the longest take part in both by pumping out a novel, blogging everyday of November, and not sleeping/giving an eff about our mental health.
The most notable example of a NaBlo participant is Renfield from Bram Stoker’s horror masterpiece Dracula. How does a Thanksgiving spider casserole sound, guys?
Evidently, I have lost my marbles as well because I am throwing my hat in the ring for the NaBloPoMo festivities. Logically, if one has barely blogged at all for the last five months not because of a lack of motivation but because one barely has time/mental wherewithal to brush her teeth much less have a hobby, one should commit to posting everyday for an entire month.
So here we are.
The truth is, there is no way I can *actually* post everyday. Just by sitting here right now and writing this post, I am taking time away from my daily potty break. (I know I haven’t blogged in awhile, so I just wanted to make sure you all know that I still have few, if any, boundaries. Get ready for more poop-filled posts. C is potty training now.) So, I have invented a little something I like to call National Emily Posts Month, or NaEmPoMo for those of you who break out in a sweat if a campaign does not have a awkward-to-pronounce acronym.
What is National Emily Posts Month? So glad you asked. It is a time when I make an effort to resurrect my tumbleweed-swept blog by bringing you the minutiae of my days and branding it with the image of Emily Post, who explained to Victorians why eating chipped beef with a fork instead of a garden hoe was a good idea.
Unlike NaBloPoMo, I will not be posting on the weekends because I am not a (totally) crazy person. However, I will be putting something up every weekday during the month of November (Lolcats, anyone?). I also will not be eating spiders. Hopefully.
I’ll bring back the Remember the Time Blog Hop, dip my toe into the Wordless Wednesday waters, and also continue to share great healthy recipes from the food blog I’m working on, Taste of Wellness.
Also, I’ll be talking a lot about C. A LOT. You guys, she talks now. I’ve been holding out on you.
It’s going to be a crazy month, but we’ll get through it together. And at least the world will be without one more crappy first draft.