7 More Posts until I Don’t Have to Write Every Day!
This is my 24th post for NaBloPoMo, and I must say that I am incredibly proud of myself. I made this commitment with the intention to do the best I could, but admittedly I had expected life to get in the way of my plans (as it always seems to do). In hindsight, I guess that whole “failed trip to Mississippi” fiasco could have easily deterred me from goal, but I rolled with it. I wasn’t that impressed with myself for figuring out a way to write at the time, but now that I think about it… it took some dedication to write a post on an airplane when crammed between two people. Go me!
I wrote a cover letter last night, and even though I still struggled a little with the verbage throughout it (it’s always tough to pick out just the right word), I found it surprisingly easy to write. So easy, in fact, I saved it and reviewed it again today because I didn’t trust what I had written. I was happy with what I had come up with and so was Dan. It wasn’t stiff or full of large words that I can barely define. It was honest. True, it was a cover letter and it was written for a hiring manager, but instead of writing what I thought they would like to see, I wrote what I had to say. I am not sure that is status quo for cover letters, but it will certainly stick out.
Since starting NaBloPoMo, I have gained a lot of confidence in my writing ability. I haven’t written in years, but I have always told myself that I would start when I had the time. Well folks, I have had more than enough time over the years, but I was better at thinking up excuses than thinking up things to write. I believe that if I didn’t sell my soul to NaBloPoMo for the month of January, this blog would be long gone by now. Well, I suppose I shouldn’t say that. Without NaBloPoMO and Don Keylips breathing down my neck on a daily basis, this blog would be long gone by now.
While I don’t believe that I will be participating in NaBloPoMo again (Don’t judge me — I’ve done my time!), I would certainly recommend that other people try it. Forcing yourself outside of your comfort zone is the only real way to see what you are capable of. I found that I am capable of sticking with something for longer than three days, and that means more to me than I can express in words.
7 days left!