6 September 2009 - 6:29 pm

Milestone: Post 300 achieved!

Last night, the Apocalypse Blog’s 300th post went up. How awesome is that?

Wow. 300. I can hardly believe it. 300 posts and 220,000 words – it’s mind-boggling when I stop and think about it.

Sometimes, I go back and read over the first few posts. It’s amazing how different they sound (and not just because the world hadn’t ended yet). Faith has changed a lot, and I think my writing probably has developed along the way too. In a little introspective moment, I even had Faith do the same thing – looking back in order to move forward, walking in the same mental circles but ending up in a different place. It was interesting to do, and fun.

I love that AB is still fun. I’m exhausted and it’s really difficult to get my head into the right space at the moment. As I whined about earlier, I have a lot of balls in the air and I’m afraid that AB is starting to suffer because of it.

Sometimes I sit down and have to stare at the previous post for a while before I can begin to figure out where today’s is going. They’re still going up almost as soon as they’re finished, which I’ve said before is more raw than I like them to be. I make a point of reading them through at least once before I put them up, but still.

But I still haven’t missed a day. Even with all this shit going on, I’m getting it done. I am insanely proud  of that.

I’d love to take a break. I’d love to not have to worry about it for just a few days. But AB goes up every day – it has for nearly nine months now (!!!), and I’m going to see it through for another three and a half, almost four. I’ve fought against things that want to restrict what I do all my life – arthritis and chronic fatigue, to name the biggest – and I’ll keep going. I’m going to hit 400 posts before I’m done, and probably add another 100,000 words to the tally.

Wish me luck! Hopefully, I’ll pull out of this difficult spate soon and get onto a more even keel. In the meantime, though, I’m going to wait for the painkillers to take the edge off this headache and then go write today’s post. I’m nowhere near done yet.

See you all at the next milestone!

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  1. Nyssa says:

    Melanie! You’re killing me! I have all these crazy ideas about the sinister undertones of Haven and I don’t know whether I’m right or not! Ack! You’ve written a wonderful piece of literature and I wait with bated breath each evening for the next installment!

    September 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

  2. Mel says:

    Thanks, Nyssa! I shall take that as a compliment. 😉

    Lot more to come on Haven yet, and hopefully your questions will be answered soon! But not TOO soon. Ahahaha.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying it! I shall aim to fulfil your expectations. 😀

    September 6th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

  3. Svenja says:

    Woo, 300 posts! That’s really impressive! I can’t wait to see what happens next. This fic is really keeping me on the edge of my seat!

    September 7th, 2009 at 5:02 am

  4. Mel says:

    Awesome. Good to know I still got it. 😀 Thanks, Svenja!

    September 7th, 2009 at 9:05 am

  5. wngl says:

    I’m a recent arrival to your Apocalypse blog but have to say I’m already a huge fan. The writing is engaging and your commitment is clear. As a fellow writer, dedication like yours is a true inspiration. I look forward to the next 300!

    September 10th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

  6. Mel says:

    Thank you! And welcome to the blog. 🙂

    I don’t know if there’s another 300 posts in me, but I have a habit of aiming high! So who knows?

    Always wonderful and flattering to know that I can inspire others. I never thought I’d get this far – if I can, anyone can! 😀

    September 11th, 2009 at 5:36 pm