So it’s that time of the year again: The realization hits that the candy for the trick-or-treaters should have been bought last week, preparations are made for the reservations-for-Thanksgiving-versus-missing-the-Lions-and-Cowboys debate to come soon, and of course, the questions about my NaNoWriMo plans keep coming up.
I get less and less of them over the years, thanks to something I wrote back in 2009, but they haven’t entirely stopped. Like belabored references to zombies and reminders that the GOP went overboard with their ‘Southern Strategy’, they still haunt me like Ben Cortman calling out Robert Neville, asking me why I don’t try and spew 50,000 words on a single plot over the course of the month. Some say they get a good book out of it, and admittedly, I read one that came through that exercise that was actually worth it. Not that I don’t have faith in me, but c’mon, two books ain’t good enough for ya already…?
And then, there was this blogpost by Speaker 7 (who if nothing else deserves a pension for summarizing the 50 Shades series so that none of the rest of us need suffer) noting how she was following the example set by Jen and Tonic, to write one blog post a day during the month Rather than push for something a little unwieldy and resulting in something potentially toxic (yes, I am hard on myself), this sounded like something more readily managed, and a great encouragement to work some writing muscles without straining and tearing something.
And when I actually mentioned it in passing to both of them, they encouraged me to go along with the madness. And who am I to say no to them…?
So, starting November 1st, it’s going to be Blogtober! Every day that month, I will get online and have something to post. You can expect-
(Hang on a sec: Thirty days has September, April, June, and ohthankGod…)
You can expect thirty pieces in a row, minimum. If I burn out, I have chapter announcements that could cover it, but I’ll try not to weasel my way out that way. I understand my inspirations may try and coast with a few images for their contributions; as I now have photographic equipment that’s been used on the blog before (mainly here and here), I may be able to claim some small virtue if me aim be good and there be a prize afore me…
So yeah, thirty posts, maybe some with pictures, maybe some stuff about writing… And more than likely, pirates. Yes, we have our core values, after all. Heck, at least one piece will be how what happens November 6th is going to impact the Modern Age of Piracy, and there’s a few things mentioned before on the blogroll in passing that could get expanded.
Hang on to your tricorner hats; it’s going to be an interesting Blogtober…
[SFX: Maniacal diabolical chortles]