On November first I have committed to participate in NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing Month. It’s a group dedicated to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. That works out to 1,667 words a day. No editing. No rewriting. No critiquing. Just words. I have always wanted to write a novel and have several drafts of several plots already started. I’m dumping the drafts and starting with one plot idea to actually write that book!
“What does that have to do with Blackwork,” you say? Nothing. And everything. Blogging daily will get me into the groove of daily writing before November 1. And this blog needs work. It is quickly becoming like one of my unfinished novel drafts. And that is a terrible way to treat a passion. So, even if the posts don’t seem linked from one day to the next, I commit to writing between 250 and 500 words a day on this blog. Yes it will be about blackwork. It may be notes and thoughts from my rolodex collecting all my notes from my research. It may be about a special blackwork pattern I have found. Or it may be about inspiration I am finding as I travel for new blackwork patterns yet to be designed. Or the actual design with notes, my gift to faithful readers.
I know it won’t be easy, but I expect it will be fun or at least inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.
If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.
ps. Even though off topic, feel free to ask how my Nanowrimo Project is going after November 1. Better yet join me! I’ve joined the Gulf Coast Region of Mississippi group and also the group for Plattsburgh, NY although I’ll physically connect wtih the MS writers as we support each other with coffee, treats, and procrastination beating tips.