Between Constant Noise and Complete Silence
As this challenge approaches its end, I am worried that I might drop my newly-recovered writing habit without the daily obligation to publish something here.
It’s illogical, of course, but that is how I ended up being blocked the last time.
I started by missing one day. Then I thought it would be fine to miss the next one, then another.
I missed nearly two years of writing, one day at a time.
On the one hand, the need to write and publish something every day is a source of stress and anxiety. It also causes my work to be short and shallow, of course: deeper and longer pieces take time.
On the other hand, my personal history shows that if I skip a day, I could disappear for months again — years, maybe. I might not come back at all.
Between those two extremes, of course, there is a wide range of reasonable ways to think of writing output and publication frequency.
Instead of oscillating between constant noise and complete silence, I hope I can find a home somewhere in the middle.