How hard can it be right? It’s only 500 words for goodness sake!
Even writing in my previous post that I would commit to the challenge was quiet daunting. But right here, right now I am actually doing the thing I said I was going to do is more daunting. I actually have to do something, take action.
Because if you hadn’t read my blog of 19 Things I’ll do in 2019 you wouldn’t have known I made a writing commitment, also if you did happen to read it, well there are 19 things on that list and you most likely wouldn’t remember that particular thing (I’m hoping), which means I don’t necessarily have to follow through.
I’m not sure how this is going to go. I know I might experience mental and writing fatigue, and want to give up. But I’m making the decision to commit to finishing this. I’m making a public declaration because that’s what Day 1 says you should do and I will deliver on what I have promised to not only you but to myself.
I’m pondering on whether I should post my 31 days of 500 words here in my blog. I feel like I should because it will make me more accountable. What are your thoughts?
In this 31 Day Challenge I will be receiving daily emails of encouragement, support and writing prompts. I’m not on my own trying to figure out what to write for 31 days, thank goodness. There are some simple rules and guidelines but essentially you just have to write. Jeff said that if I write 500 words for 31 days, by the end of the 31 days I would have written 15000 words. That’s a lot of words. I may not always reach my 500 word count quota and sometimes I may go over but I don’t think anyone will be counting. The challenge isn’t so much about the word count but more about the habit of writing daily.
So why am I doing this? Because I want to improve my writing skills by developing a writing habit.
And why do I want to improve my writing skills? Because I want to share my thoughts, ideas, and stories in an more eloquent and creative way, so that your reading experience is more enjoyable too. And because writing is good for my soul.
I might have mentioned before that I feel that I have a creative story sitting dormant inside my mind. I don’t know what it is yet but I know it’s there waiting to be written, I can feel it. It might be a short story, it might be a poem, it might be a novella, or a series of short stories. Whatever it is I patiently wait with excited anticipation as it begins to reveal itself to me.
I’m eager to see how I feel and how I change over the next 31 days of writing everyday.