The End is Here!

At the preschool, there is a little boy named John.  John really struggles with working on his papers.  He’d much rather be off running around and just playing.  Yet, he has come to grudgingly understand that before he can go play, he needs to complete his papers first. 

I always love when John completes something.  He thrusts his fists up into the air and jubilantly shouts “I DID IT!!!”   Of course I dutifully praise him and tell him what a wonderful job he has done…then instruct him to color in the other shoe on his paper. 

This month, I have felt like John.  I write a post just so I can get it done.  I praise myself that I did another post (all those wonderful comments help as well!)…then I realize that NaBloPoMo will be insisting that I finish up my commitment by writing yet another post. 

It’s been an interesting month for me.  I’ve learned that I really don’t like having to do something.  (Well, ok…anyone that knows me in real life knows that isn’t anything new.)  I do a much better job with my posts when I have time to let it brew in my head until it’s ready to come out.  There have been so many times this month where I just had to write whatever was floating there on the top…which results in what has become known as a “lame post”.  (And my family doesn’t seem to be the least bit shy in letting me know this!)

I’ve also learned that I really can post every single day.  And that choosing not to participate in NaNoWriMo at the same time was a really good choice.  Starting tomorrow, I will once again go back to posting whenever  the urge strikes.  But for now, I get to say “I DID IT!!!”


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0 Responses to The End is Here!

  1. Cazzie says:

    Well, you know the sying, always praise te good….well done 🙂

  2. Lynne says:

    How exhausting to feel pressured to write every day! Now you can just sit back, relax, and let your creative writing juices come to the fore. Congrats on sticking with it all month long!
    PS. Don’t you just feel like poking your little Pillsbury dough boy in the tummy?

  3. Jay says:

    I’m glad I didn’t do that NaBloPaMo thing. I would have resented the heck out of my blog about half-way through the month.

    Good job on completing it though!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I too wonder how long until I feel the urge to post again….although already this morning I’ve felt like “something’s missing” perhaps it’s because I haven’t posted yet LOL! I almost ran outside to take pics of the snow….almost. But it’s gone now and I opted to stay inside and stay warm. Oh well!!

  5. Coffespaz says:

    Hooray for you!! You definitely did it and can now go out and play! I admire those who can fulfill the requirements of NABloPoMo. As you can tell by my lack of posting (and commenting) it is not an undertaking for me, I don’t like to feel the need to do something either. It seems to take some of the fun out of it, though I must admit that it is a great challenge and I commend you on rising to it.

  6. J-Funk says:


    Job well done. The ‘lame’ posts are what I call ‘multi-dimensional exploration’ – my fancy version of ‘useful but maybe not exactly what I wanted’

  7. writermommy says:

    Congrats! I think I shoulda done NaBloPoMo instead of NaNoWriMo — I only got to around 10,000 words yet still managed to post almost every day on my blog!

  8. Cheryl says:

    I’m glad you participated so I could read you every day. I didn’t think your posts were lame. So, there!

  9. Kell says:

    Yea! You did it! (my fists are in the air)

    I know I couldn’t have posted every day. It would have been like my diary in high school–Dear Diary, nothing happened today.

  10. photowannabe says:

    Me either. Of course I do the photoblog thing and few words. i do try to post everyday but the weekend. Sometimes its a pain but I guess I’m addicted. I suffer withdrawal if gone too long.
    So congratulations and look forward to your posts when ever…

  11. Pamela says:

    What a wonderful job you have done.

    thats a quote. (:

  12. Dorky Dad says:

    Way to go! I don’t know if I could have posted 30 times in 30 days, even if I didn’t go to Canada where they have no Internet access.

  13. Swampy says:

    Congratulations! So far, everyone I’ve read who participated in NoGoFoBlo, or whatever, seemed to feel the pressure of just posting. I’ve been so out of the loop for about 2 months, I’ve totally missed all of it. Glad you succeeded.

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