My brain doesn't seem to like giving me words when it knows there are words I haven't published yet. This is one of the biggest reasons I don't use an editorial calendar or plan posts in advance very often. Well, that, and my tendency to procrastinate.
Does anyone else have that problem? Specifically, the "my brain doesn't like giving me words when it knows there are unpublished words" problem. But feel free to tell me if you have the procrastination problem, too.
I am like the little engine that could. Almost at the top of the mountain. Silently screaming, "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can publish a blog post tonight." And here I am doing just that.
Apparently silent screaming works. As does making yourself sit at the keyboard and type, and not allowing yourself to have any of the Butterfingers sitting in a bag next to you until you hit publish. A little tip from me to you.
Does anyone have a great blogging system? Specifically a system that helps you to write when the words won't come, or you are too tired, or you feel pressured to publish a post? My normal answer is...don't write. Wait for the words to come.
This month that hasn't been an option, and I found that I really could write under pressure. But December will be here in two days. I am going to need to come up with a good plan that won't allow me to say, "Well, I published posts every day in November, so I earned a break," because that feels like a recipe for not publishing anything in the month of December. I am pretty sure that is not a great follow up to a successful NaBloPoMo.
Today on BlogHer, Julie shared 8 quotes about lessons learned during NaBloPoMo. I really enjoyed reading them. I think I'm going to save that post to read again next year, because it made me want to try this whole thing all over again. I know. I might just be crazy.
*NaBloPoMo is almost finished!