I’ve decided to set myself a
little big challenge of writing (and posting) something on the blog every day for the next 30 days. It might be a totally stupid idea, considering I spend all day writing anyway; I’m a freelance writer, yo. But, I’m determined to stick to it, and I see what lessons I learn along the way.
I was watching Beyoncé’s Homecoming film on Netflix, ya know, to brush up on my hip hop moves and Queen B-style vocals. Don’t judge. Anyway, I sat there watching, singing, munching on Easter choccy and taking mental notes when I was hit by a sudden wave of, let’s call it, inspiration.
One of my biggest problems as a writer is having too much to say, too many posts to write. There is a never-ending Excel spreadsheet of all my ideas sitting on my Mac, some from trips taken 2+ years ago! It’s ridiculous, but not a bad problem to have. I realised I need to post more regularly if I ever want to work my way through it. It’s that simple.
When your everyday job requires you to write somewhere in the region of 4,000+ words a day, it can be a bloody uphill struggle. The last thing I want to do is spend even more of my precious time sitting in front of a screen.
That all changed as I sat comfily watching Beyoncé twerk with impossible velocity. It made me want to get up and do something, she made me want to challenge myself. Mainly because my twerk needs some serious work!
But, no. Instead, I’m trying something new – to actually work through the list and write every day.
Some people choose to give up things as part of their 30 Day Challenge. No chocolate. No carbs. No alcohol. No sugar. No life. Others might push themselves to do run 5k in 30 days or write a 50,000-word novel. I know, crazy!
I’m choosing no procrastinating. No excuses. More words.
Why don’t you give it a go? What will you do to challenge yourself for 30 days?