In September I challenged myself to write daily for 30 days. After the month ended, I kept on writing, curious to see how many days I can keep on going. Today marks the 100th day! It’s been an interesting journey and I’ll definitely do it again, but for now, I’ll take a break. December is a busy month for most of us, with the holidays coming and all. I am happy I took on this challenge and I certainly learned a lot.
The more I wrote, the easier it became to find my words. It helped me think deeper, write faster and be more creative.
I noticed that I don’t like writing about fixed topics and also I don’t really like the research part. I edit while I’m writing and this distrupts my flow, but I learned to direct my attention to the writing process first.
There were days when I just didn’t feel like staring at a blank page, searching for words in a pile of empty thoughts, but this commitment helped me find discipline. Every day was different from the day before and I could notice it in my writing, in the words I chose and the overall structure of the page. I took each day at a time, and no matter how frustrating it got when I couldn’t think of anything to write about, I pushed forward and succedded.
I can’t wait to do it all over again, but better. Next time I’ll plan first, research, write, and edit at the very end.
I believe this is a great exercise for every one. You can find out many things about yourself and it helps you get some clarity in your thoughts. And, most importantly, it is the best way to improve your writing and to learn something new every day.