One of my friends was expressing admiration for the NaBloPoMo efforts of myself and several other blogs she reads.
"I don't think I could do it," she said. "I mean, I don't have something to write about every day! Or the time and energy to write it!"
"Mmmmm, me neither," I agreed.
She looked at me suspiciously. "So how do people do it then? How are you doing it?"
"Some people plan and schedule a lot in advance," I said. "Some rely on memes and prompts. Some post extracts of their NaNo novels, if they're doing both challenges. Some do a lot of image-heavy posts, using back catalogue images."
"And you?" she said. "What gets you through?"
I smiled. "Bloody-mindedness," I said. "Poetry. Saving up books to review. And when all else fails, which it usually does sometime in the last week..."
"Yes?" she says.
"Then you write a post about nothing, and present it as conversation about how to get to the end of NaBlo."
She snorted. "I see what you did there..."
I just grinned.
This is post 24 in NaBloPoMo. 24 down, 6 to go!
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