August Creative Challenge: Week 1 Recap – life+running

August Creative Challenge: Week 1 Recap

August 2017 Creative Challenge: Write Every Day

August Creative Challenge: Write Something Every Day

I’m continuing my July Creative Challenge! I set out to re-establish my daily writing habit and fell short of my goal. Supposedly it takes 21 days to form a new habit, so maybe if I can write 21 days in a row I can re-establish my habit of writing every morning. I can try! (Again!)

Goal for this challenge

Literally: write something daily.

How am I measuring “something”?

“Something” means a piece of writing that I review and edit before sending into the world.  This blog post counts (although I don’t do as hard of an edit on my posts as I should…)

Challenge Log

  • August 1 ✅
    • 250 words: This blog post.
  • August 2 ✅
    • 100 words: SPOOC (situation, protagonist, objective, opponent, climax) draft for my female lead character in my new LA book draft.
  • August 3  ✅
    • 74 words: SPOOC (situation, protagonist, objective, opponent, climax) draft for my male lead character in my new LA book draft.
  • August 4 
    • Woke up late and didn’t have time to write.
  • August 5
  • August 6
    • Spent the day working on our magazine for work and didn’t have it in me to write.
  • August 7 
    • Woke up late and didn’t have time to write.
  • August 8  ✅
    • 400 words: this post. Cheating or meta? 🙂
  • August 9
  • August 10
  • August 11
  • August 12
  • August 13
  • August 14
  • August 15
  • August 16
  • August 17
  • August 18
  • August 19
  • August 20
  • August 21
  • August 22
  • August 23
  • August 24
  • August 25
  • August 26
  • August 27
  • August 28
  • August 29
  • August 30
  • August 31

What to work on next week…

Get out of bed earlier, dude! That and I need to remember that I’m not working on a specific story. Working on a specific project sometimes makes me stuck. As a reference for this week when I inevitably get stuck, here’s a little list of things I can write:

  • Blog posts
  • Book reviews
  • Wikipedia articles, or add to an existing one
  • Notes or plotlines for story ideas I have
  • Story prompts/writing exercises

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What other ideas do you have for things I can write to help me re-establish this habit? OR Do you have any good sources for writing exercises/story prompts?

Love on ya, chimes

2 Comment

  1. Steph says: Reply

    I’m finding that I’m super goal-oriented, so having a specific project (finish this @#$% draft) and timeline (by the end of this #@$& year) is the goal I need to motivate me to sit down and write every day. “Write something” doesn’t generally work for me, because I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything. But, it might be useful for me to have a “write something” list like this for days when I feel completely stuck (like now) and need to keep the habit going.

  2. I feel like I should join you on this challenge! I write at work, for freelance articles, and a bit for my blog (a LOT less than I used to), but I still feel like I need to be in a better habit of doing it daily so it feels more comfortable and a little less anxiety producing when I know what I’m writing is going to go out to the world.

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