The siren call of Blog 365 is whining in my ear. Do it. Do it. Blog every day for a year, no matter what.
The hell you say, I say to the siren. Don't you remember NaBloPoMo of '07? You never made it past day six.
But the siren will not be silenced. Your motives in NaBloPoMo ’07 were impure; that is why you failed.
The siren, albeit he/she/it sounds an awful lot like Yoda is right. I did NaBloPoMo ‘07 not because I wanted to see if I could blog every day for a month—I’d already done that in ’06—but because (a) everyone else was doing it; (b) I wanted to be part of everyone else; (c) I had some idea it might improve my stats and thereby and fore my income (not to mention my ego), or (d) all of the above.
So what’s different now, Big Guy, I ask the siren. Who answers thusly:
I am not a guy, you silly twit. I am you, your inner voice, and if you are female, then so, thusly, am I.
And I sayeth: What’s different with Blog 365 is that it scares the shit out of you. To do something every day for a year—
Oh, no, I can’t I can’t. I can’t manage that kind of consistency. You know I can’t. I’ll fall down on the job. I’ll fuck up. I’ll get blocked and depressed and pissed off with the world.
Probably. But you know and I know that if you don’t work through this now, you never will. And at your age, my dear, how many chances will you have left. Not to mention that at your age, my dear, who the hell cares.
So now the siren is doing Rhett Butler, but frankly, he-she-it is right. I have a don’t-know-where-it-comes-from sense that this is a challenge I have to take on . I don’t know how I’m going to do it. I don’t know how bloodied and bowed—or triumphant—I’ll be at the end, but I’m signing on the dotted line, as it were. You’ll see something (or other) from me every day for the next year, this I swear.