The Writing Challenge of Indeterminate Duration – Day 25
It turns out the duration is 25 days
With this my 25th post in as many days, it feels like it’s time to declare the challenge a success and take a short break. Not a “short” break like my last one where I confused short with eternal, but an actual short break of just a couple of days.
I have to admit that I’ve surprised myself by sticking with the challenge for more than three weeks. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure I’d even last one week; and there were days when I wondered what I’d been thinking when I got myself into this whole thing. Now I’m wondering why I waited so long to try something like this to break my writer’s block. But I suppose everything happened the way it was supposed to.
I’d looked at writing prompts before, but was stuck in my thinking that I could only be productive when a post idea struck me from out of the blue. I still think that my out-of-the-blue posts have been some of my best. But now I’ve shown myself that I don’t have to wait for divine inspiration from the writing gods to put something decent together.
I also found that very often the thing I struggle with most is just getting started. But once I was able to put down a few sentences, the writing began to flow and completing a post was far less painful than I’d anticipated. I accepted that not every post will be my best and they won’t all appeal to every single reader. I also learned that my followers wouldn’t abandon my blog and go in search of something better if everything I write isn’t pure blog gold. I was gone for over a year and people remembered me and said they were glad to have me back. If I could go MIA for 18 months, I’m pretty confident a mediocre post won’t be my downfall.
I want to thank everyone for their encouragement and support. It made a real difference and I appreciate it more than you know.
If you find you can’t live without me for a couple of days, bounce over to Terribly Ernest where I’m sharing a wonderfully awful story I wrote when I was 13.
Thanks again! I’ll be back in a day or three.
Someone stole my “Well done, you!” dammit. I’m proud of you, even as I cower here in the shadow of writer’s (everything) block. Great writing as always, kitten.
I miss your posts and want you to unblock your blockage! How about for every post you put up, I’ll send you one of my god awful teenage poems. They’re even more cheesy than my story on Terribly Earnest!
You are correct. Once you attain a loyal following, people will stick around. I’m taking a brief hiatus myself, in order to re-charge my batteries, but I’ll be back eventually. Love your writing. There is no such thing as mediocre. Keep writing!
Is there such a thing as embarrassingly over dramatic? 🙂 Enjoy your hiatus. Hurry back!
Come back soon – but enjoy your “holiday” away from blogging 😉
I’ll be back before you know it. I just need to go soak up a bit of fresh blog fodder.
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Well done you! That’s no mean feat! You’ll want a nice lie down in a darkened room! All great posts, good on ya’! x
Thanks! A lie down sounds fantastic, I feel like my brain needs to reboot.
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