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Stuck On NaBloPoMo

I think there should be a twelve-step program for people who don’t know how to un-commit to a project once they’ve signed on. Say, for instance (hypothetically, of course) a person signs on to write a blog post every day for a month and then finds herself wondering what on earth she’s going to write about today and tries to tell herself “oh the hell with it, I’ll just have …

Reverb #6: Making

I’m behind on reverbs. Far enough behind that I thought about quitting but then the Puritan in my head spoke to me sternly (do Puritans ever say anything not sternly?) “you made a commitment to this project, so you have to stick with it.” Not, of course, that anyone in reverb-land would know or miss my posts, but still. That Puritan is up there keeping score. So here’s the prompt …

Reverb 10

Last month was NaBloPoMo, which sounds a bit like a kind of baby food, maybe with squash in it. I wrote a post every day for a month, which I also did last February. Writing every day is a bit like doing any other kind of exercise – hard at first, but then it feels really good. Alas, writing a post a day did not make me skinnier or define …

The creative process, in process

  Caleb and his friend A. wrote a book last week, a collaborative project featuring extensive illustrations and a comprehensive overview of the world of espionage. A: It’s called all about spies. C: That’s not how you spell spies. Spies has a Y in it, right mommy? A: Told you. C: Now write that spies steal lots of stuff. A: Steal? C (with authority):  Yes! S-T-E-E-L that’s how you write …

One A Day…

It’s not really a new year’s resolution so much as a new month’s resolution. Seduced by the witty writing of  fussy, (aka Eden Kennedy), I’m joining NaBloPoMo tomorrow. What’s that you say? nahblowpomo?  The mind boggles with the possibilities inherent in that acronym (which, true, isn’t really an acronym, but it’s close).  National Blog Posting Month.  It’s like the bikram thirty classes in thirty days challenge, but less sweaty: write a …