Three weeks in and the 30 day blogging challenge is going pretty good. I guess I’ve started the home stretch, and it’s starting to strain my stamina. The everyday grind is something that I was both under and over estimate. Coming up with concepts for each night is becoming more difficult, but it’s becoming easier to sit down each night and start writing. That is the exact opposite of how I thought all this was going to go.
The hardest part of writing for me has always been sitting down to write. Once I get in the chair I’m usually okay, but starting writing has always been a problem. But not for the last two weeks. It’s been getting easy and easier to just start writing. I guess that’s because I have a separate desktop that I use only for writing. (On Macs you can have more than one desktop and switch between them. It’s a great productivity tool.) That way I can just sit down and start writing because I’m in my “writing space.” That I and I give myself permission to just write anything and throw out what I don’t like. I do that with fiction writing as well, but it seems more real to me when I’m blogging. Not sure what that is.
I also write a hell of lot faster when I’m blogging. Normally I’m so slow when I’m writing fiction, but I just fly on a blog post. Sometimes about four times as fast.
So this week presented itself with a unique challenge that I was wondering when it would show up: I was at a party and drunk when it came time to post. I was actually going to let myself slip past my deadline by a few hours but my friend were very supportive and convinced me to write the post on my iPhone. Something I’ve been wanting to experiment with for a while now. The post turned out okay, even if it was a little raw. Strictly speaking I was a few words under my minimum of 300 words, but since I didn’t have a word counter on the phone and I’ve been a few words over my maximum of 600 on some other posts, I’m going to count it.
I only have week and two days left until the end of the challenge. Luckily the holidays are coming up and I’ve taken a few days off which should give me more than enough time to work on some really good ending posts.