Well, I did it. It’s December 1st and I did it. I wasn’t sure I could and I didn’t know about the little badge to put on my page and I’m not all linked up to the official site. I wasn’t clever enough to realize I needed to tag all of November’s posts NaBloPoMo. The truth is, I couldn’t remember it was even called NaBloPoMo and kept calling it BlaBlaPoMo because that I could remember.
But I did it. I didn’t finish the little book based on the diss I’m supposedly working on, but I blogged every day for a month, for the first time ever. After that — I think finishing that little book ought to be a piece of cake.
In fact, I think I’ll finish that little book in December. Or maybe January.
Next year, if I am taken with whatever madness caused me to do this, I will do so. And if I’m not taken by that madness, I sure hope to continue posting more in the future. Writing it down has been quite an exercise in self-discipline. I thought researching and writing the dissertation at my age was a real workout. It was, but this was an exercise of a different, and much more personal, nature.
And the intensity of a post a day has definitely re-kindled my desire, and hopefully my ability, to use my own voice and not the academic voice that almost submerged it.