When I started doing this challenge I knew it would be pretty tough to maintain the novel-writing bit of it. What I hadn’t anticipated was quite how hard the blogging bit would be. I’ve maintained many a blogging streak of 30+ days in my time so I presumed this bit would be easy.
The plan was that I’d waffle on for a few paragraphs about something or other and then update anyone who was still reading at that point on the word count of my novel and I’d be done. The trouble is I’ve generally been writing these posts immediately after I’ve done my novel-writing and the novel-writing has mostly happened after a day at work. So by the time I get to the post it’s normally all I can do to stay awake.
Which is probably why these posts have largely been insipid and repetitive.
One might even describe them as jejune. If one were in a particularly pretentious mood.
In some ways though, they are the perfect accompaniement to a novel that is, on a good day, badly written, and on a bad day quite atrocious.
It is a novel that has some words in it though. And today the existing words were joined by 506 new friends. Which means there are now 12,518 of the little blighters.