July Creative Challenge: Write Every Day – life+running

July Creative Challenge: Write Every Day

Creative Challenge: Write Every Day. July 2017. lifeplusrunning.com

July Creative Challenge: Write Something Every Day

I didn’t know what to do for July’s challenge until today. I thought about my challenge all weekend. I considered continuing my fitness challenge. I thought about doing a meditation challenge. I re-read my last blog post this morning (2017 Goals Check-in: July) and decided to work on the first goal highlighted: Continue my daily writing habit.

Goals for this challenge

This one is literal: write something every day.

How will I measure “something”?

Just that. Write something. This blog post is something. Gold star for July 3.

I considered setting a daily word count or working on one piece*, but my aim is to get back into the habit, not blast through a project. It would be nice to finish something, but if I’m ever going to finish a writing project, I need to get back in the habit of writing daily.

Challenge log

  • July 1 (Oops! I picked a challenge yet, so this day doesn’t count, right?)
  • July 2 ✅
    • 2,007 words—a sketch for a new(ish) project: LA time-traveling romance.
    • My original idea was three things mashed into one, so I’ve separated the three ideas into three potential stories and am writing each. I mentioned that I separated the original idea into two stories. Neither of those versions included time travel and as I worked on each, I realized I wanted to try writing time travel.
    • Here’s the new project synopsis: An engineer in her mid-30s decides it’s time for a change—she’s tired of her 9-5 and the never-ending buzz of the city. Against her brother’s advice, she leaves her life in Chicago and heads to Los Angeles to pen the book she’s dreamed of writing. She stays at Hotel Cecil hoping that its infamous history will inspire her work. There, she meets an idiosyncratic man whose interest in her research is flattering but almost unnerving. He accompanies her on her investigation where she uncovers an unlikely story that’s undeniably not just a legend.
  • July 3 ✅
    • 450 words: This blog post. 🙂
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Wish me luck! 🙂

* I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month. Technically I pledged to work on draft 3 of my sociopaths in love with LA book. I already changed my mind and am writing something new(ish). I did set a 15,000 word goal for that project for Camp NaNoWriMo. But, I guess I could set this challenge as my project and up the word count goal? 15,000 seems rather low for a “write something every day” goal. Although, that’s an average of 500 words, which is about what a blog post is… hmm.

Love on ya, chimes

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