Have you ever found yourself staring at person, or reading an article, or watching a commercial and thinking, “something’s just not right”? I’ve been feeling that way about my blog. I revamped it this year to bring back author interviews and talk about more specific topics, but something’s been slightly off center. Each month I sit down to write the next month’s posts and jam up – Focus on Non-Fiction (the 19th of every month) challenged, stumped, frustrated me. Why? I had this all planned out … what did I miss?
I wanted this blog to reflect all aspects of writing, but when I sat down to put it together, my brain took a nap. Now that it’s awake, I’m calling an audible. Please note the substitutions:
5th – Formerly Fiction Fun, now All Things Writing
19th – Formerly Focus on Non-Fiction, now Edit Me
Ah, I can feel the stress slipping off my shoulders now. Blog post ideas are rolling in!
My other big March-event this year is SpeedBo – Speed Book, sponsored by Seekerville. In about four months I’d written 15,000 in a manuscript and couldn’t seem to get the rest penned. SpeedBo challenged me to finish it. Unlike NaNoWriMo, where you can’t start writing until November 1 and need to write 50,000 in thirty days, SpeedBo lets the author choose the writing goal, then gives you the time frame and support you need to meet that goal. I wanted to finish my rough draft – go from 15,000 to 60,000 words by the end of the month. As I’m writing this, I’m on track to do that! This post will go up on March 29, so I’ll have two days to finish. Even if I don’t make it, I’m already up to 37,000 words – I’ve more than doubled my count in TWO WEEKS! Regardless of how the month ends, I want to thank the ladies at Seekerville for getting me motivated again.
The sun is shining again, the snow is melting, and I’m looking forward to opening my windows soon. If SpeedBo goes as planned, I’ll have a first draft finished in time to edit hard copies outside this spring!