NoMo Excuses

A lot of writing happens in November.

It’s National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) so some people are writing daily with the goal of producing an actual novel. BlogHer runs National Blog Post Month (#NaBloPoMo) so others are blogging daily and hooking into that huge network. In the past, yeah write has collaborated with BlogHer while establishing our own grid to encourage daily blogging within our community. This year, we’ve gone rogue with our own November daily writing challenge, NoMo (#yeahnomo).

I have done this twice before, and it’s really really hard for me because I don’t typically blog every day. The first time, I was in the habit of blogging 3-4 times per week and blogging daily was very challenging. The second time wasn’t any easier. Now, I am more erratic and sometimes go weeks without blogging so daily blogging might just about kill me. But I am like a moth to the light with this type of challenge. I just cannot help myself, even though I know how hard it is. But I also know it’s really helpful to write every day. I don’t like it when I go weeks without writing. Plus, the sense of accomplishment at the end is totally worth it.

And so I begin.

If you already blog daily, why not join us? If you don’t, why don’t you give it a try? All you have to do to get started is click on the NoMo link above. And don’t worry if you’re late to the party. Just join in when you can. It’ll be fun, I promise!

This is yeah write’s NoMo writing challenge Day 1.

photo credit: Unidentified light blue moth, tolland, ct via photopin (license)


24 Responses to “NoMo Excuses”

  1. Nancy LowellNovember 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    Looking forward to a month filled wit reading and writing!

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

      It’s gonna be crazy!

  2. EllenNovember 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    This is the first time I’ve joined a 30 day writing challenge, but I expect it will be hard for me too. I’m looking forward to getting to know more of the Yeah Write community, and am secretly glad that YW has gone rogue! Good luck!

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

      Glad to have you! It is fun, but exhausting!

  3. JanelleNovember 1, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    This is my first time trying the challenge too. Good luck! *high fives!*

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

      High fives! Glad to see you back at yeah write, Janelle!

  4. Andrea@WellnessNotesNovember 1, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    Looking forward to your posts!

    I struggle with posting twice or three times a week, so I know there is no way I can post every day… 🙂

    Good luck!

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

      Thanks! Last time I did this, I took all of December off! It’s really hard.

  5. Michelle LongoNovember 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    You got this. You’re a pro at this point 🙂

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

      Ha. Why don’t I feel like one?

  6. Jennifer KnoblockNovember 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    Yay! It’s going to be so much fun. Looking forward to your posts!

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

      Glad you are doing it too. All the lovely poems I get to read from you!

  7. LivNovember 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    It does feel like it could become a struggle…but with so much to gain – why not? Looking forward to reading more!

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      I’m looking forward to it too!

  8. MichaelNovember 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

    I think I made a stab at a 30-day challenge once, but never finished. I hope this month will be different. 🙂

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      You got this! Let the space otters do their thing!

  9. Jasbir KaurNovember 2, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    It’s day two and I am still enthusiastic about NaBloPoMo. My first time joining this challenge.

    • StacieNovember 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

      Good luck! I think it’s usually after posting every day for a week that I start to question my sanity 😉

  10. GinaNovember 3, 2015 at 7:17 am #

    Your post was one of the (peer pressure) ones that pushed me over the edge, or to the dark side, however you want to look at it. Yay! Thanks!!!

    • StacieNovember 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm #


  11. Renée CamusNovember 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    I’m impressed you used to blog 3-4 times a week. I tend to blog once every 2-4 months! I’d like to use NaBloPoMo to get into the habit of blogging more regularly… but we’ll see if that happens. 🙂

    • StacieNovember 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

      I was in a groove 2012/13. But then I got more erratic. I’d love to be 3 times per week again!

  12. DianaNovember 4, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    Good luck with blogging daily! I’ll be reading. 🙂

    • StacieNovember 4, 2015 at 3:57 pm #


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