This month is November. Also known as Movember, when members of the male species try to grow hair in that space between their nose and top lip for charity. Also known as National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWrimo), where people try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. And now I find it is also known as National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), where people try to write a blog post every day for 30 days.
The last one is a new one to me, having only found out about it when I was going through five days worth of emails earlier, through a message that wordpress themselves sent out. As we’re at the sixth day of the month, it is probably a bit late to start such a challenge – that’s if I thought that I could really sustain such a challenge. Truth is, as proven by my ill fated attempt to write a blog post every week last year, and my even more disastrous attempt at NaNoWrimo last November (both of which you can read about in the archives of this blog), I don’t have the time, or even the energy to really make a go of such a challenge. That said, I think things like this are a brilliant way to get people writing and even though my attempt at Nanowrimo was a bit of a fail I still managed to get about 5000 words down. Yes it was mostly rubbish, but you’re not going to write a perfect draft of a novel in 30 days (if you are capable of that though, good for you). The main point of challenges like this is to encourage you to write, and have fun doing it. And I did enjoy doing them both even if I didn’t hit the target.
If you are doing any of the challenges I’ve mentioned here this month, good luck with them.