It’s day 15 of the 30 Day Restart Challenge, which means we’re halfway through!
I’m so glad I started this challenge because I’ve been able to practice two very important aspects of writing life: discipline and perseverance.
I’ve become more disciplined because this challenge asks me to show up to my writing every day. Whether I produce anything is another matter, but at least I opened my notebook, stared at the prompt, and picked up my pen with the intent of creating something. The BICHOK concept is very powerful, y’all.
Because I’ve shown up to my writing almost every day for the past two weeks, I’ve become more determined because hey, words are elusive little bastards sometimes and that means I have to strap on my bow and quiver and go a-huntin’. In this challenge, I’ve experienced a lot of creative pushback and I’ve stretched my muscles and shoved through.
The stuff I produce isn’t perfect; far from it. But, surprisingly, that doesn’t even bother me. I made it and to me, that’s beautiful. Over the 8 days I’ve produced something, I’ve written over 4,000 words. And that’s on top of the habits I’m learning.
Writing every day is hard and sometimes I don’t get to it, not because I don’t want to, but because I literally don’t have the time to make it happen. And that’s okay. I redouble my effort other days. I’m proud of myself for having gotten done as much as I did because these past two weeks, I’ve started a new job and had a cold. And I still showed up and put something on the page.
If y’all want to join me, feel free to jump in! You’ll find the prompt list above. And after that, you can read more about the challenge or, if you need some help getting started, read some of my responses.