Happy NaNoWriMo & -Surprise- I’m Still Behind!
So a few weeks ago I wrote this Apology post, where I apologized to all my blogger friends for not commenting on their posts, and to all those who had commented on my blog in September. I said that I’d be catching up soon, and that I’d be responding to all October comments.
Then, a week later, I wrote this NaNoWriMo post, explaining this crazy thing I do every November. What I failed to mention is that these two posts are pretty related.
This year, I’m the ML (Municipal Liaison) of my area, which means that I’m the person in charge of organizing meetups, moderating the regional forum and regional chat room, planning kickoff and end-of-event parties, and generally just getting the word out about NaNo in my area.
Now, I’m normally very good at this kind of a thing, seeing as I like to plan and organize and stuff, and I’ve been doing my ML job pretty well so far, I’d say. But what this means is that A) I got so behind in September that I was struggling to catch up in October, B) I was struggling to catch up in October while trying to be the best ML possible, C) I was struggling to catch up while trying to be the best ML possible PLUS I was planning for my own NaNo novel, D) November is going to be even crazier, because I’ll be 1) Doing ML duties like going to meetups and monitoring the regional forum and chat room, 2) I’ll be writing my own 50,000-word novel, 3) I’ll be trying to keep up with my reading, 4) I’ll be trying to keep up with writing my blog, 5) I’ll be trying to keep up with all my blogger friends’ blogs, and 6) I’ll be trying to keep up with responding to comments that are left on my blog.
I HATE being this behind. I HATE IT with a passion. But these past couple of months have been so stressful, and November is always super busy for me because of NaNo, but with my ML duties it’s even more busy.
So, what I’m saying is that, NO, I’m not going away. I’m here to stay because I love blogging too much. But my reading will probably go down. My blog may not be as consistent as it has been (I’ve had a post up at least every-other-day since the middle of March, with the exception of this week–I missed a post on Monday). I like my every-other-day format, but it might have to be cut back this month. Also, I know that I’ve been really behind on blogs (especially Kayla’s, Jen’s, and Kim’s. Sorry girls!), but I’m going to try to at least comment once a week on all my favorite blogs.
But I think the responding comment-for-comment is going to have to be put on hold again. I hate it, because I love each and every comment I receive, and I want to visit all your blogs all the time and leave comments back, but it’s just not possible right now. I’m going to try to take December and January to get caught up on that stuff–it’ll kind of be like two months of Bloggiesta for me.
So anyway, I apologize again to those of you whose blogs I haven’t visited lately–I still love you! And to those of you who are participating in NaNoWriMo, good luck and may you feel less stressed than I do.