Nano Poblano is over. Wow, what a ride.

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I wrote 85 posts in November, which is almost 3 per day!

When I first started this blog, I thought writing every day would be a chore and I wouldn’t be able to think of enough ideas to keep the blog going. Like so many other things I’ve undertaken, I thought blogging might engage my interest for a few weeks and then I’d become bored or frustrated and give it up.

But that hasn’t happened. In fact, the more I write, the more I want to. It’s self-perpetuating. Writing has always been something I love to do, but I had gotten away from it for a long time. So long I thought I might have forgotten how to write.

But writing is like riding a bicycle. You don’t forget how. As a matter of fact, my writing has improved a lot since I’ve started this blog. At least I think it has.

Writing is one of those creative endeavors that if we persist at it, even if it’s a chore at first, eventually it will no longer seem like work and become a form of play. The words now flow faster than I can type them out on my screen and I’m constantly thinking of new things to write about. I never expected that.

Nano Poblano helped with that a lot. I wasn’t even trying to meet the challenge–I just couldn’t stop writing.

But now I need a short break to catch up on my reading for a change. It’s great to write every day, but writers also need to balance that by reading the writing of others. It keeps us from becoming too self-indulgent in our own writing, which I worry might be happening.

I won’t be gone long. Probably not even 24 hours. Soon enough there will be something I’m just itching to write about. It might even be tonight. But I’m going to try to resist the temptation. I may even go to bed early for a change.