Does she make it?

You know, the last time I checked, I had approximately 14+ hours to post an awesome, wonderful blog post to mark the very first post for the very first day of this crazy little thing called Nano Poblano 2017.

However, as I look at the time right now, I have a grand total of 1 hour and 24 minutes to meet the deadline of my very first post for the very first day of this crazy little thing called Nano Poblano 2017.

And so it starts…

I’ve done this twice, I think. Half the time these days I can’t seem to recall anything at all. So, we’ll go with twice. The first time, I barely made it. I remember being reduced to posting cute kitten pictures, just so I could get a post out. However, I also remember that a favourite wombat friend of mine named Binkie, did request it. Or it may have been Peter from Wombania. Well, it was someone from there either person or wombat.

The next time I tried this was last year. I failed. Miserably. I was proud of failing it though. Reason: I learned that it was absolutely fine to throw in the towel if something makes you feel anxious, stressed and all other words that fall under the description of “losing thy mind”.

This is the 5th year of Nano Poblano. And this year my plan is to enjoy each day, thinking of something to write and actually write-typing it out. I am going to enjoy it. I am going to be relaxed about it. I am going to just write (type).

I also need to get back to visiting, reading, appreciating and commenting on my friends’ blogs. I feel like I’m missing out on so much! And I am very sure I am!

It’s been a little crazy, I have to admit. Going back to freelancing full time. Ha! Does freelancing full time qualify as an oxymoron?

I’m glad that I have a medical degree that allows me to work two times a week for a stable income, to pay the bills. At the same time, I do have a love-hate relationship with practicing medicine. It’s complicated. Aren’t relationships of any kind?

I had this little project to write passages for an app. It’s for patients who have had brain injury or stroke, to help them with reading and comprehension. I’ll tell you something. It is terribly hard to write on health topics with a maximum of 50 words at reading levels of grades 2 and below. Terribly hard. Agonizingly hard. Obviously I didn’t mention that to the client. I’m so glad that I managed it though. So glad.

You know what I miss? I miss the old Word Press template for writing our blog posts. I miss the word count. I find this newer version very clean and streamlined and cool. Too clean, streamlined and cool for me.

You know what else? I didn’t realise the missing word count thingie until just now. And I’ve been using this new one since it was launched, more than a year ago.

57 minutes to deadline and I’m not sure if I’m done yet.

56 minutes to deadline and I really am not sure if I want to add anything else. I feel like there’s something I should write about. I feel it. I don’t actually know what it is.

55 minutes and I’ve decided that it’s fine. I can always write about it..tomorrow!

For everyone who is participating either in this National Novel Writing Month or National Blog Posting Month, this month, I wish you all the best! Enjoy it! Relax! Have fun!

Now, I just need to take my own advice.

51 minutes to deadline and I guess I made it after all!

NanoPoblano 2017



20 thoughts on “Does she make it?

    1. Lol..yes until “your” end of day. Mine is 12 hours ahead of US EST time zone..while you have a WHOLE half a day..well had a whole half a day when my deadline reared its head! (did that confuse you? don’t worry..I tend to do that a lot..confuse people and myself..hehe)

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  1. You did great! I only use the old editing format, cannot stand the new one. And where did the underline dohickey go? I miss underlining as I please.

    Best of luck with all of your activities. And my blog is waiting when you are ready. And of course you are welcome to do my challenge as one of your November post.

    peace, Linda

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  2. Hi Shree! Good to see you again!
    I use Open Live Writer for my posts – it still has the word count thingy, and I prefer it to the WordPress writer. Does it still beep? The WordPress one? That beeping bothered me.
    It also sounds like you are hurtling through the same time vortex that I’m in… still, it’s all fun!

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    1. It’s good to be back, Tom πŸ™‚ and I remember you mentioning that a long time ago, about the Open Live Writer thingie? I don’t get any beeps, but I use the writer that’s on the web browser, not the one we download onto our desktop. So not too sure..hehe.


  3. I’m not even thinking of timezone deadlines. I stay up through the night so I’m behind anyway. I figure as long as I am taking less than 24 hours to write and post then that is acceptable πŸ™‚ I’m glad you are taking the attitude to have fun with it. I have found these first couple of days pretty tough but then like you I realise that it is no fun unless I find ways to move forward and not stress out about it. Do what you go to do to finish and if that means kitten pictures and memes then I’m all for it πŸ˜‰ Look forward to reading more of your posts throughout this tumultuous time because you rock πŸ™‚

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    1. Aww..thank you! You rock too! And I think posting your poems as live FB feeds is a brilliant idea! I’m hoping that I don’t stress out about this, this time round. But…it remains to be seen..I love planning what and how..then I abandon it all and go back to stressing about things..ha! BTW..I think I accidentally deleted your comment on my post about time! I’m so sorry :/


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