November Writing Challenge: The Finish Line
On the 1st of November, as everyone geared up for NaNoWriMo, I decided to set myself a writing challenge: to write and publish at least 100 words every day.
Not very impressive, I know. But after being almost completely blocked for more than two years, there was absolutely no chance in hell I would be able to write 50,000 words and finish a novel draft like all the NaNoWriMo heroes out there. It would be unwise to aim any higher than I did.
Thirty days later, I am proud to call the experiment a success.
I did not write a masterpiece.
I did not gain thousands (or even hundreds) of followers.
I did not make any remotely meaningful amount of money.
Though pointless and exhausting, the exercise did help me achieve my only goal: to become unstuck. I feel like once again I am able to write and post freely, without fear of judgment.
There is more that I want to write about this month of work toward creative recovery, but I will leave it for tomorrow: the 31st post in my 30-day writing challenge.
Every win, no matter how small, deserves a victory lap.