Writing November

Greetings from the Emerald Isle, I am enjoying my time with friends and family in Ireland. I promise to bore you all with more details when I get home and show you some of the photos I have taken and will take.

I have never been very good at setting goals for myself, but I do find that doing so is good for me. So this November I have set myself a goal of writing on my blog everyday. Well, that is almost everyday as I will give both myself and you a break when I do my wordless Wednesdays. This will give me good and valuable writing practice as my new role at work means that I write less than I used to. But to put your mind at ease a bit, this is not something I just decided to do. I have been thinking about it for a while, and as I usually do when I set myself a goal, I come prepared with some ideas and plans on how to get there. If I was just going to jot something down for the sake of it I might as well have saved it for another time.

The posts I will do will be the same eclectic mix of my thoughts and stories from my everyday life as the stuff you normally find on this blog. But some of them might contain a few more words than those of you who read my blog might be used to. Hopefully some of them will be some kind of value to you and me.

Some of you might ask what the point of setting this goal for myself is. Is it only to publish any old shite everyday just to be able to say that I reached a goal I have set? The answer to that is, I sure hope not. As I mentioned earlier I have been planning this for some time now and have gathered a few ideas and topics that I want to write about and this is my way of forcing myself to write them out of my head and share them with all of you. For me writing things down helps me sort my thoughts, to organize my mind and clear my head of clutter. The stuff that clutters my brain is usually not the things I write about, it is just unnecessary stuff that I seem to best be able to get rid of as I decide what to write and as I put my thoughts on paper (read screen).

*Disclaimer* Just because I have made it my goal to post every day of the month that does not mean that all the posts I publish are written the same day as they are published. Some of them have been unfinished drafts for a long or shorter time. Most will go from idea to draft, to an almost finished post and back before being published. The goal set is just to publish and write every day to see if I can do it.

Hope all of you are doing well and that the month of November is kind to you and yours. It looks like it will be a busy and exiting month for me. And hey Christmas is coming soon.

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18 thoughts on “Writing November

  1. I set a goal to publish every single day, and have kept to it for virtually all of 2019, even when traveling…as you mention, some are written in advance, and some are stories from a few years back “reblogged”…but for me, the goal is to always be thinking of creative things…which inspires me to do the same with all other work as well….a “win/win”…can’t wait to see what you have in store!

  2. Good Luck and enjoy! We look forward to them.

    I drop into WordPress about 3 times a week so I may miss a few but will enjoy the ones I see when I stop by.

    Love the picture! Enjoy your vacation!

  3. Wishing you the best at accomplishing such a large goal. Even in the beginning, once a week was pushing it. Now, I’m lucky to get every 2 weeks and still read all the blogs I follow. I spend hours reading and writing comments. They don’t count. ;( But my life is only exciting to me. I like reading others work more than writing my own. 😉 Looking forward to more from you.

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