Let me be honest. Writing a blog post every day for a month was not a priority for me this year. I am slammed by work, buried under the load of laundry I face every day, feeling worn out, blah, and lacking any creative spark whatsoever.
Blaaaah, I say.
Here I am. Here WE are. Blogging. Every day for a month.
Today is a weird day for America. We are divided and conquered by our own government. We are stressed and worried and angry.
Today is an awful day for my hometown. One of my childhood friends lost his daughter yesterday and we are reeling from it and anxious because he is so far away and the pain he must be feeling is hard to bear for some of us.
There are a million tragedies and losses and little worries and big frustrations and assorted blechs in this world. If we let them soak into us, they fester and burn, and they need to be let out.
We can write them out.
There are also, thank whatever god you feel like, a million hopes and triumphs and joys and little smiles and moments of rest that should be celebrated. If we spread them around the world, maybe they'll multiply.
We can write them into the world.
NaBloWriMo is, for me, a time to start again. To reconnect with my writing self, to reconnect with my blog friends. It is a time for me to make new blog friends, to explore different paths.
The basics are simple: you write a blog post every day for the month of October. Your posts can be long or short. They can have pictures or not. You can tuck in your favorite poems, sayings, and assorted nonsense.
If you do write a blog post, share it with us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NaBloWriMo/203905936342372
There will be a list of bloggers on this site as soon as I can get it up. I'll also have a few buttons ready.
I'm collating a list of topics, but if you are stymied, one good one to start with is: Why are you participating in NaBloWriMo?
What else? (The girl child is getting ready in the background and I'm worried about the state of her hair.) Oh! If you haven't signed up and would like to write with us, visit the Facebook page and sign up. Then blog.
This month is going to be...good. Can't wait to read what you write.