I joined a challenge to write 500 words a day, every day in January.
Except, of course, I already messed it up: first by joining late in the day on January 3, and then by starting on January 4. So I am already 1500 words behind.
Also, there is no way I am going to be writing on Sundays, because that just feels like Sabbath desecration to me… unless I write exclusively on Seeking Wisdom Craving Grace on Sundays. Maybe that would be ok. I will consider it.
However, I think the point of the challenge is to develop a life habit of daily writing. And if that’s the point, and if the hope is that I will continue to write 500 words per day after January has passed, then I think it is not imprudent to pare the goal back to writing 500 words per day on 5-6 days per week. (That last sentence was really bad, but I like it that way.) I think I could do 5-6 days a week indefinitely. Maybe.
Why am I doing this?
Because I have nothing else to do.
Well, I have lots and lots of cleaning and organizing that I could do. I used to not write because I never felt I deserved to write, what with all the cleaning and organizing I needed to get done. But guess what? The cleaning and organizing never got done anyway. I just didn’t clean, organize or write.
So I am giving myself grace to write, whether I have the right or not, for a month, and I will see what happens.
Maybe daily writing will give shape to my day, hone my craft, and help me finally (after 6 years) to find an audience for my blog.
Or maybe life will continue as it has, except I will have many more words on record.
(the rest of my 500 words, plus a few more, are on Seeking Wisdom Craving Grace)