Blogtober 2018

Hello friends and family!  It is October 1st, and that means it’s time to get back to blogging.

The idea behind Blogtober is simple: Write 31 blog posts in 31 days.  They don’t have to be particularly long entries but they must be unique, and they must actually say something.

I’m not well prepared for Blogtober this year.  For 2017, I came up with a pretty good list of topics to cover in advance.  This year, I’m kicking off October right after coming back from the Writing Excuses Cruise.  Melissa and I landed in Sacramento around midnight last night, and I’ve spent all day dealing with slashed car tires.

Here are a few of the things I think I’m going to write about over the next few days:

  • New York City Writer’s Digest Conference 2018
  • WorldCon 2018
  • Writing Excuses Cruise
  • Pitching and Querying
  • Timezones and daylight savings
  • Some politics
  • The recent slashing of all my tires

Also, I’m going to make my second VLOG post, probably this weekend.

Most people are probably reading this on Oct 2nd.  If you’d like to jump into this challenge with me, it’s not too late.  Just pick a day and write two entries for that day.  That’s what I had to do the first time I did this challenge.  It still counts as far as I’m concerned.

If you do decide to do the blog challenge along with me, let me know and I’ll link to your blog as I go along.

Recent events, both local and national, are making it difficult for me to remain positive.  It hasn’t been easy today being someone that values love and forgiveness.  That being said, I’m going to try and remain positive and hopeful, and I’m going to try and keep my posts this month upbeat and friendly.  Even when I write about politics this month, I’m going to try and paint pictures with a light brush.

Someone told me earlier today that an individuals can’t change the world anymore.  I borrowed from a cliche and told him something I believe: “Be the change you want to see.  You may not change the whole world, but you’ll change your world.”

That’s what I’m going to aim for this month.

Welcome to October!

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