What happens when you commit to something?
What happens when you follow it through with passion and conviction?
What happens when you write every day?
In short, what happens when you participate in Nablopomo, and reach the end and have a ‘I Did It’ post to write?
A few things happen:
Commitment itself is reward. It is empowering and exhilarating. It is opening the door to potential and inviting your resources in to make it happen.
Once you are determined to see things through, no matter what, paths open up, obstacles dissolve, divine help materializes.
Dreams coupled with preparation lead to magic.
Your craft improves. You get to the place you are going faster. You discover your shortcomings and strengths and that is just so good because you know what to improve and what to capitalize on.
You start dreaming bigger because you could do this, so you could definitively do more.
You are happy and want to shout ‘I Did It’ or modesty resolve to go for higher peaks (depending on your personal disposition).
And as befits any speech, I must end with a note of thanks to my readers, dedicated followers, other excellent writers, my children who insisted on coming down with fever every few days, having birthdays and school concerts so that I was more determined than ever, WordPress mobile apps which made publishing possible in view of erratic internet connections and my tablet for providing the hardware and psychological support. Ah! also my spouse for going on a business tour so that I could feed the children instant noodles and write.
P.S. I am tempted to continue the writing streak, but I spared a thought for my followers who might already be feeling exasperated.