I’ve been writing at least 750 words every day for the last 10 days. It’s been a very interesting experience. What I write varies, sometimes I write…
I’ve been writing at least 750 words every day for the last 10 days. It’s been a very interesting experience. What I write varies, sometimes I write first drafts for blog posts, sometimes I write plans for work, sometimes I write first drafts for long emails, and every day, I write a small note to myself on how I’m feeling. The last few weeks have been busy and turbulent due to a family emergency. My marathon training plan has been blown away as well. The writing habit has helped me take the stress off. When I’m writing down first drafts for plans, it helps me nail down parts of the plan that I hadn’t thought of. It forces me to build a narrative around what I’m trying to do.
Since I started writing every day, I finished writing up a talk I’ve proposed for Pycon Pune. Even if my talk doesn’t get selected, I know I can write a good blog post about it and propose it for other conferences! Oh, and I’m at least publishing one blog post per week 🙂
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At some point last month, I was a bit excited about writing a novel for NaNoWriMo…
At some point last month, I was a bit excited about writing a novel for NaNoWriMo. However, my health from the start of this month hasn’t been great, sadly. On the one hand, I love the idea of writing, it definitely improves my mood in general. I was pretty sure I’d suck at it, but I wanted to give it a try. On the other hand, at the start of the month, I’d just gotten out of the hospital. I was just getting back to normal energy levels when I got in the hospital again. It’s the 16th today, and I’ve written 10 words. At this point, I’ll admit failure.
I’m only admitting failure for the goal of writing 50K in November. I will still try to write a 50K novel. Or write 50K words of blog posts in a month inspired by Katie.