A couple years ago, I accepted the challenge of posting something every day in the month of October. I didn’t find out about it until October 2nd, so I wound up posting 2 posts on October 31st. I considered it a moral victory.
This year, I’m once again starting on October 2nd. But I’m not sure I’m going to be able to succeed with the challenge this time.
The reality is that I probably don’t have the time. Music is a big part of my life right now, and I’m taking on responsibilities that I never thought I’d take on. With my time as limited as it is, how am I going to commit to something every day?
But I don’t want to give up on Blogtober, because if I don’t have time for this, how am I going to have time for NaNoWriMo?
This month is going to be challenging. I may be a juror on a big case. Work is as busy as it’s ever been. Both River City Concert Band and RC Swing are active, and need my attention. And I’m involved with the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association. Plus, my family might want to see me from time to time. How am I going to find the time to write something every day?
I think I need to try. If I’m going to continue to take my writing seriously, then I’m going to need to learn to manage my time, and hit my deadlines. Maybe I should go back to packing lunches, so that I can dedicate some time in the middle of my work day for writing. Maybe I should do like Michael and get up really early in the morning. Okay, that last one isn’t going to happen, but it’s an idea.
So this month, starting today, I’m going to try and post something every day. If I’m successful, great! I’ll take it as encouragement for NaNoWriMo.
But if I’m unable to find the time, I’m not going to beat myself up.
Speaking of NaNoWriMo, if I’m going to participate this year, I need to start thinking about what novel I’m going to start. Maybe do some outlining.
Tomorrow, I’m going to write about translated books, like The Three Body Problem.