National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) kicks off in November, which is probably tomorrow if I post this when I plan to. Last year I completed NaNo for the first time, writing a 50k word minimum draft of a novel. It’s not a great draft, nor a great novel, but I did. I’ve since worked on it a little bit, but to get the ideas I like from the draft into a workable form is a massive undertaking. I don’t really want to do it again this year, nor do I want to try and edit it over a month. I just don’t think it would be beneficial to me right now.
I’ve always wanted to keep a better blog, though. I like this website, and I’ve had fun building it into how it is now, though that was mainly just a Portfolio website before, and even then there’s still a lot I would like to do to it in the near future. I’ve posted a few things on the blog here and there, but it’s a bit tough. I’ve always struggled with the idea of maintaining a blog. In general I’ve always struggled with the idea of anyone wanting to read what I write at all. At least with fiction there’s a storytelling reason. With a blog and non-fiction it’s mostly my genuine opinions and ideas – and that’s much harder to put out for me.
So, as my NaNoWriMo-esque challenge I am challenging myself to put out one blog post every day, for a total of 30 blog posts. Maybe some of them will be good. Maybe some of them will be bad. It will likely be a combination of both. The challenge is mainly to just get them out there, and from there hopefully get more stuff out going forward, and to get used to the whole thing.
The posts will mostly be just one a day. I am allowing myself to go past Midnight, because sometimes people just have late nights. It’s more of a “before I sleep” challenge than necessarily a strict day-to-day one.