Saturday, November 30, 2013

Day 30. NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo...When my heart's not in it, there is always popcorn.

Today is the last day of National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month, also known as November.  I honestly can't believe I managed to post everyday this month, although I can't really say everything I posted was a gem (we all know there were some close calls and phone-ins).  I'm consoled by the fact that most of these posts average around 4-5 views due to my complete lack of promotion, so no harm done.  I should be using this one to wrap up my storyline, but I'm just not feeling it.  Rather than shortchange my characters with a lackluster ending, I'm putting it on hold until after exams.

Not that the goal was to learn something from this experience, but it does seem like I'm coming away with a counter-intuitive lesson that it is perfectly acceptable to not finish things occasionally--to come back later with a fresh perspective.  I've always been prone to just get things done, no matter the outcome, because it's better than not finishing.  Alternatively, if I know I'm not going to get to something any time soon, I push it so far back in my mind that I forget all about it.  This experience has made me more comfortable with having things be in progress.

So, since you aren't going to get an ending to the story today, here is a consolation prize:  learn how to make popcorn on the stovetop, and then go to it.  It is awesome.  I'm eating some right now.  Go enjoy some popcorn for awhile and then, before you know it, I'll come back and write some more about Joan and her friend.  I promise I have a really good ending.  I just don't have time to do it justice.


Have no idea about which I'm rambling?  Read the full story.


  1. Congrats on finishing out the month, Liz! I think most of us were just glad to see you back on the grid, any grid. Thanks for grabbing your winner's badge, and please don't be a stranger. Yeah write #138 weekly writing challenge opens Tuesday...

    1. Thanks, Erica! Once exams are done you will see me again. I missed everyone!


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