it's screwy all the time, but for the past two weeks it's been almost impossible to use. blogging is time consuming anyway, but when over 50% of that time is spent on things that won't post and comments that vanish -- i'm almost ready to step back and say wake me up when blogger is working again. if that ever happens. blogging in general has dropped off in the past month or two, and i suspect a lot of people are just sick of the frustration.
here's something i tried to post in the comments of angie's blog. it's kind of a cheer for all the nano participants.
when i write in huge chunks i tend to go into a zone i can't reach in short bursts. it really is some kind of zen where good things are born. some awful things too, but the good make the bad worthwhile because you can always pitch the crap.
try to let your creative mind take over, fall into the story, and just enjoy the ride. you can edit and polish like hell later.