Welcome, Write 31 Day-ers and Five Minute Free Writers.
Welcome to my house. Come freely, go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring.
Who can resist a dramatic entrance?
It’s October, the most wonderful time of the year. (Hey, Halloween is in the heart.) It’s also time for a writing challenge – to write every day, for 31 days.
For this blogging challenge, I’ll be writing about why I’m not writing. There are so many good reasons to not write, am I right, or am I right? It will be 31 Days of NOPE. Not so tough now, are you, writer’s block? Neener neener. I’ll be doing a mix of my own thing, and prompts from both challenges.
So, to begin.
I didn’t write today because it’s the first day of this challenge. I’ll start writing tomorrow. It’s only the first day, and I need to pace myself. Today I’m far too busy and stressed, and I have too many blogs to visit because y’all are such good writers. STOP BEING SO INTERESTING. Tomorrow is soon enough. There’s plenty of time to get started. No one starts off this challenge on the first day with a full post, right? Today is for shaking babies and kissing hands and admiring everyone else’s ideas. This is not the real start of the writing challenge.
Besides, I can do a better job tomorrow, when I’m rested and have more time and feel more creative and have less to do and have taken the time to visit 47,220 other blogs to make sure I’m doing this right and to psych myself out that I’m not good enough to participate because everyone else is so much better than I am and it’s definitely a contest and not just a personal challenge.
Tomorrow. I’ll write the first real blog post tomorrow. That’s soon enough.
So that’s why I’m not writing today. It’s only the first day. I have pleeenty of time.
31 Posts of Nope:
Day 1: Today. Right here, right now. This very post.
Day 2: It’s raining.
Day 3: It’s sunny.
Day 4: VACUUM ALL THE THINGS
Day 5: Five Minute Friday: Share
Day 6: A most sincere haiku of nope.
Day 7: Weekend link love
Day 8: Tasty, tasty grief.
Day 9: Too tired to be inspired.
Day 10: CoDA
Day 11: It’s my birthday, and I’m sad.
Day 12: Five Minute Friday: You’ve got this.
Day 13: Weekend Link Love
Day 14: I know I’m not writing today, that’s for sure.
Day 15: Halfway! Time to slack off.
Day 16: I don’t wanna. You can’t make me.
Day 17: But I’ve just done my nails, darling.
Day 18: Thursday 13: You live where?
Day 19: Five Minute Friday: Sundowners in Whoville.
Day 20: Potentially Nonsense is filmed before a live imaginary audience.
Day 21: It’s my first ex-anniversary, and boy are my arms tired.
Day 22: Weekend Link Love, sans weekend, with unexpected rabbits.
Day 23: My own private Ida-nope.
Day 24: The banshee scream of Netflix.
Day 25: Thursday 13: Say what?
Day 26: Five Minute Friday: Moment
Day 27: I’m too busy making soup.
Day 28: Personality defrag
Day 29: Insane courage, lodgepole pine, and having a voice.
Day 30: Come closer.
Day 31: The finish line. BAM.
Oh, wow. Are you still reading? Niiiiiice. If you’re comfortable with receiving snail mail, let me know in the comments. (Don’t post your address there! Link to your site, and I’ll visit and drop you a line.) I’ll mail you a small bit of sunshiny happiness as a thank you for reading all the way to the bottom. This is open to the first three responses that mention it, on the first day of the 2018 Write 31 Days Challenge.
Welcome, and thank you so much for visiting. You’re awesome.
October 1, 2018 at 6:43 am
LOVE IT ! You know the old saying “Honesty’s the best policy.” GO GIRL !
October 1, 2018 at 5:59 pm
Ha! Thanks, Marianne. I really appreciate your dropping by. Great user pic!
October 1, 2018 at 11:24 am
Okay, this is hilarious. The squid tentacle compelled me to visit from the linkup and I’m glad I did. 😂 Looking forward to this as I constantly find excuses and try not to fail 31 days this year!
(also, snail mail is the best.)
October 1, 2018 at 6:01 pm
Hi, Jen. Yaaaaay! Snail mail really is the best. It’s the bestest best that ever bested. I have just dropped you an email. Please let me know if it doesn’t come through.
October 1, 2018 at 8:25 pm
I REALLY loved this and am looking forward to reading more! I’ve bookmarked your blog 🙂
October 2, 2018 at 7:04 am
Yay! Hi, Neta. 🙂 I’m just about to leave for work, but wanted to say hi this morning. I’ll drop by your blog when I’m back home. Can’t wait! I hope you have a great day.
October 2, 2018 at 2:41 pm
Great start. I’ll be coming back for more nonsence. We all need a bit of light relief in this crazy world.
October 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm
I can always use a smile. Life will complicate itself without my help, but building a good day takes intention, and a bit of crazy. Thanks for dropping by!
October 3, 2018 at 11:53 am
I love this! Great ideas for why you won’t be writing this month. I’ll be dropping by to check in on you for motivation, ha!
I’m #48 on the FMF linkup. So glad I found you!
October 4, 2018 at 6:58 am
Thank you so much for dropping by to visit, Miccah. I’ll repay the favor. This month I’m putting the motivation back in demotivation.
October 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm
October 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm
It loves you back.
October 6, 2018 at 2:52 am
That’s a good idea not to write and write about why not to write ! I don’t have the courage to write everyday about something, because I do already, maybe I should link here, I will think it over ….
October 6, 2018 at 2:54 am
I commented, but can’t see my comment, that’s the problem.
October 6, 2018 at 9:10 am
Hi, Gattina. I have the comments set to require manual approval, just so that I can be sure to respond to them. I wasn’t sure how intense this writing challenge was, and didn’t want to miss any.
October 9, 2018 at 1:35 am
I LOVE SNAIL MAIL. Stamps are my favorite gift and I love going to the post office to choose them. I’ll definitely be reading all month and would love a pen pal! Your voice is so clear. You are saying hard things, and in the writing of them, I am certain you will feel your grief, and then feel it loosen it’s grip. Hang in there. This is a GREAT series.
October 10, 2018 at 6:46 am
Haha! Yay snail mail! Isn’t it the best? Dropping you an email, this morning.
October 10, 2018 at 1:26 pm
Ha, this is great 🙂 I actually wrote about something similar myself recently, when I was fairly miserably to come up with a post for the week. It’s hard to kick yourself up the butt sometimes isn’t it?
October 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm
Yes, yes it is. One of the funniest things I’ve read is that sometimes, you just have to kick your own ass.
October 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm
This made me laugh. I’ve already read 97,452 other posts today, so I have to come back later to read the rest… but I will be back. This is too good to NOT read. 🙂
October 13, 2018 at 4:25 pm
Haha! Yay! Isn’t it just awful how good everyone is? You’re all so horrifyingly talented.
October 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm
Great idea and fun. I’m too busy not writing to write about not writing. But when I’m not writing long enough and get restless to write, I always start writing about what it feels like not to write. Maybe I’ll write about that!
October 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm
Ha! I love that. You should totally write about it. That’s a series that would be a crackup. Thanks for dropping by!
October 18, 2018 at 7:25 pm
This is great! I love the humor you inject in the topic, and you are so right. Tomorrow. I’ll write tomorrow.
October 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm
Yes, exactly. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.