Monthly Archives: April 2013

Camp Nano (and a “new” commitment)

So, we’re almost at the end of April. I announced in my last post that I was Camping this year, with a goal of 300k.

If there’s one thing that I’ve noticed, is that I really rock it out almost every November (the job from hell years, not so much, but I still did okay).  But when I attempt any of the ancillary challenges (JulNo, or in this instance, Camp), I never quite manage to do so well. I really don’t know why – my only guess is that they are smaller challenges, and I feel somehow as though I have less to live up to than during Nano. Maybe it’s the community support. (This April, I was also laid out for eight days with a winter cold – just recovering from it now).

Right now, I’m at 50k. Now that I’m marginally healthier and no longer dying from The Plague, I plan to attempt at least another 10-20k before the end of the month.  (Putting it down in writing seems like a better motivator than just telling it to my empty apartment – whether or not I make good on it or not is another story).

I’m also in the midst of making some big changes in my life, and given that this is where my passions lie, I figure there’s no time like the present to make some resolutions (that I’ll fail dismally at, of course). Nevertheless –

  1. I used to like blogging and used to keep a pretty active blog. So, resolution number 1 is to blog once a week. I’ll try to stick to writing related stuff and book reviews, with only a little grownuphood-related content. No one needs another 25-year-old pontificating on what Being A Grownup Is All About.
  2. Write more. I’ve been falling off that wagon for a while now, and given the passion I once had for it, it’s a little sad that I don’t do it as much as I used to. To that end, I’d like to start ramping it up a little. I’ll start with, post-April, writing at least 500 words a day.
  3. Read more. Also something I don’t do nearly as much of as I should. Also, book reviews make for reasonably non-pretentious blog posts. So, I’d like to read and finish a new book at least every two weeks.

Three is probably enough for now. If I can manage those for a few months, then maybe we’ll add some more as Nano13 approaches.

To all you lurkers who’ve stuck with me over the years, and to new readers who may stumble on this blog, thanks for giving me a couple minutes of your time. Hopefully, I can make it worth it.



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