It’s November! Which means it’s the busiest…oh, wait…
I don’t have mounds of schoolwork to do.
Have I mentioned that I’m on co-op placement for my degree? So I’m technically not in school right now even though I have “student” status?
This is probably the first November that I haven’t been stressed out since…well, since high school. No midterms, no papers, no lab reports—well, none that I have to take home with me, anyways.
And yet, without fail (well, for the two years that I have been blogging) I’ve participated in the November month blogging challenges.
But…I almost didn’t this year.
It’s sort of weird. The minute I have a load of free time (because, hey no school!) I lose all motivation to actually do something creative. I’ve been on this placement since May (read: no homework since May) and my blogging has been mediocre at best. (We’re going to excuse some time in early October because I was on another job hunt.) The Harry Potter Challenge I did in August did little to shake me out of this funk I’ve been having.
So I’m going to try again this November. A post a day, ones that I seriously care about. Something to get back into this whole blogging process.
What should you expect? Well, expect IMRs (especially once I have my copy of Winter), a revival of Notable Quotables, Playlist posts, and something new for me: rants. About my life.
I don’t like writing about myself. I like writing about books and music because it’s talking about myself without actually talking about myself—my thoughts and opinions without really staring at me in the face.
But I want you guys to know me better. Get to know the owl with the glasses who can’t get over Blood of Olympus and hasn’t shut up about Mistborn. The girl who loves plaid shirts and knit sweaters and scarves. Who’ll drink gallons of iced tea, given the option. Who lives in one of the mildest locations in the world that still gets all four seasons and will still complain about the heat and the cold. Who’s sort of a hipster, but not really. Who goes to bed way too early.
And I mean, that’s just a snapshot, but you get the idea.
You might also notice that I’ve neglected to add reviews to this epic plan of mine.
That’s because I’ve sort of decided to stop reviewing books. Reviewing was always my least favourite part of book blogging, and I’m both relieved and regretting this decision. I don’t know…maybe some happy middle ground will crop up. (In the form of better and more frequent IMRs perhaps?)
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m going to use this year’s November to really explore what I can do on this blog. The “sort of” bit in the title is that, while I’m going to try really hard to post something everyday, I won’t give myself flack for missing one or two. The point is to get myself writing again—not to burn out and stress over needing to write.
With that, wish me luck! And good luck to all you NaBloPoMo-ers and NaNoWriMo-ers out there!