Am I spinning too fast? I’m spinning, there is no question… every waking moment seems to be filled with some activity, or crisis aversion, or preparation to avoid future crisis. I am the preparer of sustenance, nagger of homework, social and sporting chauffeur, labourer of laundry, shepherd of hygiene, soother of booboos, purveyor of discipline, finder of lost things, unclogger/unplugger/untangler/unwhateverer… Apparently what I am not these days is a reader of books and writer of blogs. There has been no time.
I need that time.
This thinking is, of course, exasperated by the fact that November looms, and with it the two Nano challenges…
First, NaBloPoMo… National Blog Posting Month…. A post a day for thirty days. I have tried this for the last few Novembers, and some years actually managed to pull it off. Can’t say the content was top notch, but it was there.
The other is NaNoWriMo… National Novel Writing Month… A 50,000 word novel in 30 days… I have tried this twice, and failed dismally both times. Each year I think I’ll have a larger plan for my characters before November 1st, and each year I enter with no clue where the story eventually goes, and invariably where it goes is down the tubes. This year, however, a character from a kid’s (unpublished and rarely submitted) story I wrote when my own children were little has been popping into my head advising me that his tale is much much bigger than I originally told it. Dare I go down the road again? And how do I do all this with all the life spinning going on?
Perhaps I will spin myself silly.
So my dear blog friends, what do you think of these crazy notions. Am I just so punchy from tiredness that I am actually considering these? And would any of you jump into these spinny games with me?