So I completed this challenge yesterday. Well, I didn’t totally complete it because I skipped a few of the exercises. Only a few, though. And in some cases, I went back and did them. The challenge really helped me get my act together as far as my writing practice goes.
The e-mail announcing the day’s writing exercise arrived in my Inbox at 10:00 am every day in April. I changed my morning routine around and dedicated time for writing as soon as I got the e-mail.
The exercises took me an hour or more to do, which I thought was great. I really got into doing them. Most of it isn’t my best writing, but there are snippets that I can take advantage of and maybe put into a new story. (Note that this challenge wasn’t just for fiction, but for non-fiction and poetry, as well.)
Normally, I write on my computer. I can keep up with my thoughts better when I type. For the challenge, I did it in longhand. Maybe because it feels more organic to write on paper? Or maybe it was part of the instructions? Lol, I don’t remember.
And that’s part of the problem with writing on paper–I’d often forget an idea that came to me seconds ago, before I had a chance to write it down. It’s so frustrating and I attribute this memory loss to having ECT. Anyway, I had a great pen and journal to use!
I’m really glad I did this and hope they have more challenges coming soon. If I hear of anything I will, of course, spread the word!
Can you write for 30 days straight?