The Challenge of Writing

30 Apr 2015 - tech writing

I like writing quite a lot, though admittedly, I suck at it. But I approach to it, is pretty much like my approach to running. Sucking at it is a good way to get started on getting better. In 2013, I had big plans to finish a NaNoWriMo. Of course, that didn’t happen. In 2014, I tried Camp NaNoWrimo and still didn’t manage to write consistently. I didn’t even bother trying NaNoWriMo last year. This year, I tried Camp NaNoWriMo and I may actually finish it. Just about 2900 words or so to go. Even if I don’t finish it, I’d have come within spitting distance of my goal of 10K words in April despite being ill and at the hospital for a week. I’ll take that win :)

The biggest reason for this year’s success is It creates a small target with a small victory at the end of every day. Writing 1,666 words is pretty hard but having a softer target of 750 words a day to build the habit is more achiveable. Uh, though, I didn’t actually achieve writing every day of the month. I wrote every day for 10 days and 8 of those were days of continuous writing. For May, I actually have signed up for the challenge to write 750 words every day. I guess I’ll be blogging more since a lot of those might be publishable content!

Most of my writing for the month have either been published or it’s a longer read that’s pending editing. I’ve got some content for next month!

UPDATE: I actually managed to write 10,000 words!