November is “back to the blog” month. It has been so good to have writing goals in recent months. I spent the summer writing the devotional I mentioned, and I spent October journaling on motherhood. Now I have decided to write a month of blog posts that all begin with “No” in the title.
It was Gretchen Rubin who wrote, “I decide, then I don’t decide,” in her habits-related book Better Than Before. She continues with these lines:
My first step for this new month of writing practice is to mention the rules I’ve made for myself:
I will write on weekdays during the month of November.
I will begin every title with the word No.
I will keep each post to 400 words or less.
I will not spend more than an hour on any day’s post.
I will include at least one photo each day.
I will give myself the freedom to take two weekdays in November off.
I have been jotting down ideas in this tiny green notebook for the past couple of weeks and am excited to launch into this fun and curious experiment. I also look forward to December, when I will give myself a break from daily writing practice. After a month of No’s, I will say Yes to a little time off!