Near the first of November, I committed to a post a day challenge for the entire month. At first, it seemed fairly easy to keep up and prompts provided fodder for my imagination and helped keep me motivated.
However, I have learned something about myself and I am sincerely interested in how other bloggers may feel about my thoughts.
When I am in the mood to write, or when a topic is heavy on my heart or a memory so close I can touch it, the words simply flow from my pen. It’s easy, and those are what I consider to be my best posts.
In the times that I am trying to force myself to meet a quota (like every day), I feel like my posts are lacking. Some days, there may be a great prompt that brings back a beautiful memory and I can roll with it. Other days, it seems as if I can’t focus at all and if I force myself to dig in and write anyway, it doesn’t feel right and I am not pleased with the finished product. I call these my “inferior” posts.
I understand that we should all write regularly and be motivated to start something and finish it, but I guess I am just not sure that posts with a “deadline” are my thing. I certainly couldn’t see myself writing for a daily newspaper.
I started to ask, “Is this okay?” but I know it is for me. I don’t plan to give up and will continue to make the time to write more frequently, but if I miss a day or two, I give myself permission not to stress.
I welcome your insight and comments.
Have a great week!