Sometimes it’s drivel … just typing those words to stack them up endlessly like poker chips with no dollar value.
Sometimes it’s a to-do list or complaining about this or that.
Sometimes it’s flying high on a good feeling and wanting to capture every detail so I can remember some day when I need it, like “catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day.”
One day, I tried writing with the radio on … the whole 750 words was song lyrics. I couldn’t help myself!
But then, the month was OVER, and I had DONE IT! I had completed the 750words one-month challenge! And because I had only missed ONE day in January, I was well on my way to a new badge.
So the next month (March 2012), I dared myself to not only complete another one-month 750words challenge, but to ALSO earn the badge for writing 50,000 words in one month.
The writing got richer. I can’t stack several thousand words a day like meaningless poker chips. I have to say something meaningful sooner or later. And the more meaningful writing I did, the easier it was to do MORE meaningful writing!
I earned that badge for writing 50,000 words in March. I’m back to writing just 750 words every day. I recently earned the badge for a 100-day streak without missing writing at least 750 words. I’m on day 109 now.
I don’t plan to stop.
If I did, I would miss out on discovering what I have to say!
Good luck with YOUR challenge. For me, it continues to be worth it!