Wednesday, November 4, 2015

9 Ways to Find Time to Write in November's NaBloPoMo

1.) Create a sign up sheet for every day in November and then fill in each daily slot with your name. Put a warning on top of the page: "Failure to write on the time you've committed to will carry a fine of $5.00." I don't know about you, but I love my $5 bills.

2.) Log on and type as fast as you can. Ignore the errors--in fact, ignore them so much that you don't even see them as errors because you are just typing typing typing with fingers flying across the keys don't even go slow enough for any thudding clicky clack sound to happen. Just a whoooooosh sound of tiny mouse feet is what you're going for.

3.) Type for 5 minutes. Then get up and get thin mints from the secret place in the freezer. Come back and type for 5 minutes then get up and take the stairs two at a time so you don't get blood clots. Type for 5 minutes then go make some lemonade from 6 ounces of water, one teaspoon of sugar, and two squirts from the lemon juice that comes in a plastic fake out lemon container, pitted skin included for real life wow factor.

4.) Sign up for a senior exercise class only for the month of November. You won't believe what a deal they are! $2 a class. And what you hear Lorna shout out about her arches killing her across to Barb while Richard Simmons' sweats to the oldies will give you fodder to take you clear through to your next blogging year. 

5.) Schedule someone to write with you. Just once. Say, "Hey, let's write together today, Ok? About chickens." By the end of Nablopomo Week 1, your nablo friend is ready to take on whether corn or oats are better for our fowl friends.

6.) Work out while you write--bicep curls while you think of a not cliché word for fatigue and a clever way to describe writers' block. Sit on a stability ball while you ask yourself how bad would it be to post a picture and caption it, anyway. You always wanted to try photography.

7.) Give yourself two lunches. Make one of them chicken schawarma. Write about how much you love second lunches.

8.) Get up early. It won't kill you, but it will make you a little crabby. Just work through the crankiness, nut up, buttercup and fight the urge to stay in the warm 5:30 a.m. bed because by the time the sun rises, you'll have your post done!

9.) Walk instead of writing. Walk and mull and think and ponder then return on home, hit the keyboard asap and type all the clever musing you just did, down.

There you have it, implement one NaBloPoMo tip a day from this list and you'll find yourself carried on a sea of 9 posted posts. That's November 13.  Shall we pony and sweat to "Livin' on a Prayer"?


  1. Oh my. Some things cannot be unseen. Shouldn't. click. on. your. video. links. :-)

  2. Yes to all, except sub NanNoWriMo and fried chicken instead of the schawarma. I don't even know what that is! Thin mints FTW.

    1. schawarma on lemon rice, you would LOVE it.

  3. I like the lemonade one the best, I think.



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