The Plan

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Tomorrow is the official start of NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month. In years past, I’d be preparing for NaNoWriMo (the flashier National Novel Writing Month) with character sketches and a preliminary outline for my story. I’m not doing that this year, but I still see myself as a plotter rather than a pantser (NaNo-speak for one who likes to plot out stories rather than writing by the seat of one’s pants), so I’ve done a little prep work for the next 30 days of blog posting. My tentative outline looks like this:

Sundays: Blogs I Follow, in which I write a blurb about some of my favorite blogs.

Mondays: WordPress Writing Prompt, in which I free-write on the prompt provided by WordPress that shows up in my feed every day under The Daily Post.

Tuesdays: Writing Quote, in which I’ll riff on some writing quote that I found somewhere, probably on my Pinterest Writing board.

Wednesdays: Book or Movie Review. I have a few books and movies in the pipeline I’d like to review.

Thursdays: My Choice. Anything goes on this day, but I imagine I’ll post a few pieces from the recent memoir class I took, or lift something from my writing practice notebook.

Fridays: Short Stories. I have several short stories I wanted to put on the blog anyway, and Friday is the day.

Saturdays: Personal, in which I’ll post a picture or two of my family doing Something Really Cool, or maybe just ordinary stuff. A kind of “day off” from the Very Serious Work of Writing.

As November 1 loomed, I was getting a little panicky, but now that I have a plan in place, I feel better. I might even be able to do this. See you around the blogoshere!

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