NaBloPoMo 2010: Play
I know, I know, I’m the worst blogger in the world. Glenn Reynolds is one end of the spectrum, I’m the other. In my neverending quest to at least try to put content on this site, I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month this year. The theme for October 2010 is Play. Apparently they put it on in September too, when the theme was Art. I’m not sure what I would have done with that, but I think I might have been able to come up with something.
So what do I play? These days, it seems like it’s Mafia Wars on Facebook more than anything else. I used to play trumpet in high school, but that was thankfully long ago. I can play chess, but I don’t very often. I know a few openings, mostly Sicilian variants, but don’t get to exercise them very much. Some would say I play at soldier, since I’m a volunteer instructor in the Appleseed program. That’s inaccurate, though, since instructors aren’t playing anything when they’re on the line. We teach, observe, and correct. No time for play.
To be honest, I would be pleased with myself if I managed to post every day this month, regardless of the theme. That being said, I will stick as closely as I can to it, but I will stray. Life is more than just fun and games.
Why am I doing this? As a self-discipline project, for one. For another, as a warm-up to National Novel Writing Month, held in November. The goal there is 50,000 words in 30 days. I have an idea, and I’m fleshing it out. I tried it last year and flopped badly, so I am determined not to be a hack this year.
Adults only get to play once the work is done. It is time to work. Time to write.