It’s almost comical, my attempts at things like Blogging A to Z and Camp NaNoWriMo.
If you’ve been following my blog or my life for any amount of time, you know how much I love these challenges. Ooh, blog every day for a month! Ooh, write 1700 words a day, despite a full time job and chronic distractions! I can do eeet!
Eh… not usually.
But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try, and keep trying.
Blogging is particularly challenging for me, because I get rather hung up about what to write about. It’s hard enough for me to message my friends and say, “Hey, how’s it going?” without feeling audacious. Oh, but give me a website and some bandwidth and I’m supposed to opine every single day about life, the universe, and everything?
Ah, but I’m a writer, so I should have all the words.
Okay, yes, I have words. Cogent thoughts are perhaps a bit scarce, but words I seem to have in abundance.
This convoluted and slightly derailed train of thought is how I came up with my theme for this year’s Blogging A to Z Challenge: Life in All the Words.
So, I’ll be writing about my happy little time travel novels, of course. But I want to pull in some other threads in my life. I feel like it’s important for me to weave all those threads together into some kind of cohesive narrative after what happened to me a few months ago.
(If you want to know what happened, please read the previous blog entry. It’s fascinating stuff I’d just as soon get over and forget.)
Not that real life has a nice, neat narrative (see previous blog entry). Especially not one that comes laid out in alphabetical order and includes the letters Q, X, and Z. But that’s okay, since I’ll probably peter out before I get that far.
The likely inevitability of failing but doing it anyway… that’s basically what life is about, isn’t it?
And if I don’t fail by some miracle or sudden acquisition of perseverance, I hope you’re impressed with what I can pull out of my butt with my sparkly star-studded magic wand. Especially on Q, X, and Z days. Bllllling!
Happy April, everyone, and blessed Easter and Passover. Thanks for stopping by.