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It’s August and Time for a Fresh Start

Hello everyone! Hope your first day of August is going super! Mine so far is doing pretty good despite a sore hand.

I’ve given some things very serious thoughts lately.  When I saw the article from WordPress, Going Serial it seemed like an omen was sent.

Am I superstitious? Maybe just a bit in some things. Here’s the thing. If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I haven’t been writing as regularly as usual the past few months. I apologize for that.

Seems like life was/is giving me fits lately and I got out of the habit of writing. I missed it, but I just couldn’t seem to get out of my funk. It finally reached the point where even I couldn’t hardly stand myself. I felt flat and lifeless and all around sad.


Everyone has stress in their lives and I am no exception. Oh I’m still under a boat load of stress. I’ve just decided to handle it differently.

Starting today, August 1st, I’m going to write every day this month. No more excuses, no more feeling sorry for myself. I’m going to sit my butt down and write!

I’ve been toying with the idea of a serial story for a couple of months actually. Like the old-time stories in Life magazine or like some other bloggers are doing. I think doing a serial will not only get me writing regularly again, but it will be fun!

Copyright : Denis Barbulat
Copyright : Denis Barbulat

Here’s my thoughts; To get myself writing every day I have several options. I have of course Friday Fictioneers which I love doing. That takes care of one day. I also have my Wednesday Comics, Sam and Me, which takes care of another day. That’s two days out of seven. Not too bad.

With five days left, I would take one of those days and post an original story that would fit the serial aspect. I’ve even thought  some reader participation would be fun.  Still working that one out in my head. I want to post the serial on the same day every week, so you, the reader know when it will come out.

On the other days that are left, I could do the Daily Posts, and mix it up with other original stories, fiction and non-fiction. So what do you think? Do you like the ideas or hate them? Does it sound like fun?


So the weeks would look like this:

Sunday: Daily post or other writing

Monday: Daily post or other

Tuesday: Daily post or other

Wednesday: Comic Sam and Me

Thursday: Serial story

Friday: Friday Fictioneers

Saturday: Daily post or other

Now if that schedule doesn’t get me back into the swing of things, nothing will!

Let me know what YOU think. Is there something you would like me to write about? If so let me know! I’m always open to new ideas. 





10 thoughts on “It’s August and Time for a Fresh Start

  1. I just started doing snippets or excerpts of a novel I am writing. I began it as a way to see how the writing would be received. I had no idea this type of thing has a historical niche` within the writing world. Thank you for sharing and being here to find!


    1. Thank you for finding me. I will have to go visit your blog and see how your story is coming along.


  2. August is a great time for fresh starts 🙂 I have missed you here lately….I love reading your Wed and Fri posts – a mixed bag on other days will work but you could also do short serials! No excuses 😉


    1. No excuses my friend. I am going to post something every day this month. Some might be a tad late, but I will post. I like the idea of short serials. Thanks! 🙂


  3. How very brave of you to commit to daily writing. I barely manage once a week and have found I’m a non-fiction hog. Can’t get enough of it. You write great stories so anything you write will be wonderful reading.


    1. I had a brave moment. I hope that I can follow through. I will try my best. Thank you for the kind words. It’s readers like you that make me brave.


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