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The Last Post (of APAD)

October is nearly over, which means this whole A Post A Day business is too.

Those of you who are kind enough to subscribe to this blog will be doubtless be relieved to read that your inbox will no longer be inundated with a daily dose near-blog-spam from me. But not as relieved as I am to write of this happy news (I’m conveniently ignoring the fact that I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, when you have to write 50,000 words in one month – starting tomorrow. Cue panicky hysterical laugh.).

I haven’t quite made it to the target of a daily post, although I’ve posted many more days than not, if you see what I mean. Looking at the snazzy new calendar widget I’ve just put on here (see right), which will probably be removed once I’m back to one post a week or so, I’ve only missed four days, which I think is not too bad. And that was mostly because I needed a break from the computer, as did my family, especially my children.

“Mum, why are you ALWAYS WORKING?”

“Mum, STOP WORKING!”

Bad mummy. Tut tut.

Although my husband suffered too. “Not now, darling, I’m writing my blog.” “AGAIN?” I haven’t broken it to them yet that will be tied to this damn machine for hours every day for another month.

So what has APAD taught me? Well, I’ve learned that a) I can put together a post much more quickly than I thought; b) it’s not worth writing a blog post unless you have either something interesting to say, or some decent photos which tell a good story; and c) I need to proof-read my posts more carefully, as I kept finding mistakes in them, having got fed up with endless fiddling about, and impatiently posted them before I’d checked them properly. Sloppy writer discipline. Tut tut.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my regular posts. Well, I hope you’ve opened them, at least. Now they’ll revert to their customary irregularity. And we can all breathe a big sigh of relief.

Happy Halloween!

 

 

8 thoughts on “The Last Post (of APAD)

  1. The Inglesa

    Congratulations Fiona. I confess that when you first announced ‘a post a day’, my mouse hovered over the ‘unsubscribe’ link as I wasn’t sure I wanted posts in my in-box that often. I’m glad I decided to wait and see – I’ve been truly impressed, entertained and informed by your blogs – which put my average so far of one blog per month to shame!!

    1. Fiona Flores Watson

      Thanks, Bibsey. I can honestly say, I haven’t even thought about it, let alone put together an outline as one fellow NaNoWriMo-er suggested. Ha! My “outline” would be so blurry as to be invisible.

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