One week in. How am I doing with the Commit2Write challenge?
To recap: it’s a challenge to write 300+ words, four times a week, every week. I signed on to better myself as a writer, as well as to get back into the craft I love.
This past week, I tackled three blog posts of over 300 words. One week down and 51 to go, I say.
I wish I could say the challenge has taught me so much about writing. But really, I’m re-learning lessons I know I learned so long ago:
1. Half of writing is just showing up. The end product can only be created if I set aside time to do it.
2. Write about what you know. The topics I’ve written about are ones I know intimately and feel comfortable writing about creatively.
3. Focus, focus, focus. Distractions are hard to avoid, but I’m a better writer when I fight for clarity. I sign out of Twitter and Facebook and my dearly beloved Gmail and Gchat. I usually write when Mr. S. isn’t home, so I’m not tempted to “test” my material on him. Sometimes I have a little music in the background, but I like to keep things calm otherwise.
I’m excited to learn more and write more and grow more.