A few years ago my friend Emma told me a great story.
A publicist had been sent to pick her and her employer up and drive them an hour to a bookstore outside of Manhattan. Neither Emma or her employer had ever met this woman before. She was a total stranger sent to drive them to a book signing.
Something you should know about Emma is that she is the type of woman who always has to pee. You can't go anywhere with her because you spend half your day looking for a bathroom. (Luckily, she is hilarious and fun and pretty much totally effing awesome. The peeing thing is worth it.)
As they were getting ready to leave the apartment, the woman asked if anyone had to go to the bathroom. Apparently time was short and there was no good place to stop on the way. Emma said no, she didn't have to go. Then this woman, this total stranger, somehow intuited that Emma was going to be trouble in the bathroom department. After Emma had just said she didn't have to go, this woman looked her dead in the eye and said "Just try".
When Emma tells the story she explains that her initial reaction to being told like a toddler to "just try", was blind rage, but the anger almost instantly dissipated into compliance. When she got into the bathroom she realized that she did infact have quite a bit of pee in her, and thank goodness she tried. There is no way she would have made it to the bookstore without stopping.
I tell this story because it reminds me of my experience with NaBloPoMo. I do not think I am a post-every-day kind of girl, but I have been surprised at how many times this month I sat down at the computer with no idea of what I was going to write, and then came away with something I actually kind of liked. Don't get me wrong, not everyday was a winner. There were some truly pathetic posts. I am glad to be rid of the burden of the daily post, but my motto from now on is "Just try".
Sometimes we are not the best judge of when we have to blog/pee.