Okey dokey. Here I am with a white page in front of me, a keyboard full of letters and a dazzling array of punctuation options… and 10 working fingers (well eight if you want to get technical).
So this is all about how I love to write… And hardly ever do, for pleasure at least. All day, every day I have loads of ideas for articles, blogs, books, yadda, yadda, and that’s where they stay… As little pfts of thought. To those of you out there with a love of words, does this sound familiar? Great ideas, but not enough time?
Well, I saw a great TED talk the other night on the topic of 30 day challenges. Things that you’ve always wanted to do but never do. The speaker, Matt Cutts, went from being a “desk dwelling computer nerd” (his words) to riding his bike to work everyday, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and writing a novel in a month.
Wow, inspiring I thought… I was discussing this with a friend today. A friend who knows I love to write but am largely talk and not much write… He challenged me to a 30 day writing challenge. For an hour a day I write for the next 30 days. I’ve set aside an hour a day when I know I’ll have some quiet time. Then, I write.
So this is day one and I have to say I’m pretty excited about it.
Even just making the time to write this much is a revelation!
Each day I plan to just sit down and write about anything that comes to mind. For no other purpose other than just to write. A case of quantity not quality probably!!
And I’m going to post it here as a way of holding myself accountable. (And I’m not going to obsess over pics, links, perfection etc… Just gonna let it go!) …Oops – forgot to include a header pic. Can’t have that, so this is repost #2. (Bear with me, I’ll get slicker at this. 🙂 )
Well I’ve just completed my first hour and I’ve finished this post and tomorrow’s is already written. Wow, amazing what is possible with a little intention and commitment.
But can I last the distance… stay tuned!