I decided it was wise to skip the NaNoWriMo contest again this year, but I wanted to do something. Karen is writing a novel this month and every time I see her Participant badge I'm filled with envy. I plan to cheer her on and live vicariously through her, of course, but I want a damn badge too! So I did what anyone too unstable to write a novel in a month would do. I made my own contest and badge.
Welcome to Minimize Blog Navel Gazing Month here at Chicken Butt! Doesn't that just roll off the tongue? I made up the name and badge last week, and I didn't know about NaBloPoMo until this morning. (via Smitten Kitchen) So I could have jumped on that, but I've missed the deadline. Besides, I need to make things difficult for myself. Rather than committing to post once a day for a month, I've committed to trying to write less vapid prose.
During November I will stifle the impulses to ponder the minutia of my life. I'm not sure what I'll write about while the lint in my belly is verboten. I will not be posting everyday, that is a certain path to fluff at CB.
Maybe I'll tell some of my stories. Maybe I'll do more than follow links and chuckle or shake my head. Commentary on politics? Maybe, but no rants allowed. The general idea is to do more than my typical babble and blurt. I'd like to add some craftsmanship to my posts.
And don't worry, if I'm a flop at non-trivial writing at least it is only for 28 more days.
If anyone would like to participate in MiBloNaGaMo, please steal my button (or make your own) and let me know.