How To Be A Parent: CogErgMummo tries NaNoWriMo

Work commitments, home commitments and school commitments mean I may have to ease my foot even further from the blogging pedal come the end of this year. So I thought, as we approach bonfire night, it seems appropriate to finish this phase of the blog with a bang. Or at least a pop pop fizz.

Cue NaNoWriMo.

        Weeeeeee Whizzzzz. Wooooo.

Blog everyday and accumulate 50,000 words between now and the end of the month, NaNoWriMo is primarily about novel writing. I’m going for creative non fiction. I’ve already found a rebels group, for those of us who want to write but do not want to write a novel. I’m not sure it is the most rebellious thing I’ve ever done but still, it sounds vaguely edgy and therefore appealing to this stay at home Mum.

I’m going to look through all the posts I’ve written to date and think about all the topics I’d still like to write about. I’m going to try to consolidate all of these thoughts this month. If nothing else that should, come the end of November, leave me with some good ideas as to what next for Cogito Ergo Mum.

My entry has a rather unimaginative title at the moment;

How To Be a Parent

See. Told you. I’ll refine it as I go through, but I guess it gives you the gist of what I’m going to drone on about for the next 30 days. Any better ideas for a title then do let me know.

If you have read snippets of this blog before, you will know that I cover whatever topics take my fancy in a few different styles. On the whole, though, it is a blog from the perspective of a philosophical parent. It’s that sort of content that you can expect over the next few weeks.

What follows will not be:

  • A parenting philosophy
  • For profit, via endorsements, advertising, sponsored posts and the like
  • For stressing me out. If it’s too much I will happily quit

What follows will be, hopefully

  • This particular parent’s philosophy
  • For fun
  • For finding some more great bloggers and writers to follow

If you have liked my blog to date, please check in now and again, encourage, and comment with your hearty support or dismay at my witterings. If you really like what I say, feel free to share.

Ok. 400 words down. 49,600 to go.

Wish me luck.


Here is a summary of week 1 of my 2014 NaNoWriMo.

Here is a summary of week 2.



25 thoughts on “How To Be A Parent: CogErgMummo tries NaNoWriMo

    • Abby Boid says:

      He. Thanks Olivia. I ain’t so sure – 50000 words seems rather a lot. But I like trying to blog once a day every now and then so should hopefully manage that.
      Hope you are well


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