What do you do in the event that you are stuck on your bad first draft trying to fix it with no real progress?
You try another topic. At least that’s what I do.
But what if there are prompts laid out that act as guides to your 30-day writing challenge? What then?
— The Write Edition (@thewriteedition) June 7, 2019
You tweak the prompts. You write still, but off topic.
That’s what I said I would do on Day 1. It’s Day 10 by the way. Which is like 10 blogging months. Much respect to anyone taking up this challenge. I have pulled all-nighters just to secure time to write and post within schedule.
This is my attempt at pushing through it. I would like to hear the experiences of my fellow bloggers on how it’s been so far. But I’ll have to wait for Day 27 for answers. At first, I wanted to know so that I could live deeply in the kindness of someone else’s words.
People don’t want to see you in your writing but to see themselves in it. I relate will always sound comforting but I am reminded that the struggle might be similar but the path is different.
This blog challenge is making me realize that deep down, after all, we all have a niche. A comfort zone. A cosy writing cave that we sometimes do not see beyond. That when we are expected to share not only our stories but ourselves, we cave in.
And so I caved.
And it’s okay because I still managed to write something. The writing muscle has fully formed. We are also the sole curators of our work. We shouldn’t feel pressured to release half-assed curations to stay on brand.
One two many topics about the Internet were an indication for me to step out and breath. So this is me breathing. This is me saying, my cup was running empty and it needed a refill. The blank page is the enemy.
See you tomorrow for regular programming. For today, let’s all go to #WinterABC and appreciate the talent, effort and work ethic from bloggers around Africa.