On Friday, my blog turns three. As I write that sentence, I wonder how that’s even possible. Where did the time go?
I don’t want to simply rehash what I wrote for the previous two anniversaries, so we won’t talk about why I entered the blogosphere or compare my initial goals to my current state. I’m focused forward on my PerNoReMo, after all, and I don’t want to get caught up in nostalgia or let Self-Doubt sneak back into my efforts.
When you consider that most bloggers quit in the first month, reaching three years is something to celebrate. Sure, I admit I’ve limped over this year’s finish line. But I crossed it. And that gives me a sense of accomplishment—which I hope to carry over into my PerNoReMo.
Anniversaries are good times not only to evaluate where we are and where we’re going but also to do some housekeeping. That can be in the literal sense, by cleaning out the clutter, or more figuratively, giving the blog a new look to help inspire the creative Muse. My thanks to you who noticed that change with last Tuesday’s post. 🙂
I’m not yet sure what this next year will bring for the blog. Certainly I hope to be announcing significant progress on the writing front. And a few more posts from the archaeological perspective should appear. Maybe Meghan Bode will share a new short story with us? Please feel free to send her encouraging thoughts on that line. 😉 Who knows? Perhaps a new character will pop into my head.
Of course, I couldn’t end this post without a hearty thank you to everyone who stops by to visit—especially those of you who have been here for the long run. Your support has meant more to me than you can possibly know. So let me raise a virtual toast of appreciation to all of you—I would never have made it this far without you!
Now, back to the countdown to PerNoReMo….
I wrote this post over the weekend. This morning, I had the big EUREKA! moment while I was working out. I grabbed my phone and recorded a lot of notes about the PerNoReMo story. And they are important notes. I was stuck on “the big scene” near the end. The big confrontation. Where everything falls into place.
Bad place to be stuck.
But as I ran one of my “seminars” in my head on the stepper, the answer finally hit me. How it would develop. How the main character figured out what needed to be done and how to trigger the action. Now I know what must go in the “missing areas.” And that will let me figure out the scenes to fill in the gaps.
PerNoReMo is off to an early start!